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Historical Items

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Item 25625

New Portland Fair, September 22, 1951

Contributed by: New Portland Historical Society Date: 1951-09-22 Location: New Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 13003

North New Portland Fair, ca. 1908

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: circa 1908 Location: North New Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 102383

World's fair cattle show, North New Portland, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Stanley Museum on deposit at Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: North New Portland Media: Lantern slide, hand colored

Exhibits

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

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"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan..." Waterville, 1911

Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.

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A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th Century Portland

Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.

Site Pages

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future

… not to forget their importance in running the New Portland Town Fair. Other groups included the Odd Fellows, the Fernwood Grange, the Farm Bureau…

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - North New Portland Village

New Portland Fair 1951Item Contributed byNew Portland Historical Society In 1906 a corporation for a water company was formed. Warren B. Clark, E.

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - New Portland Community Library

… Inn in Kingfield, and activities at the New Portland Fair.  The annual Book, Plant and Bake sale, Ice Cream Social, and Yard Sale are still going…

My Maine Stories

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How the first chapter Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine
by Doug Rawlings

Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine and is now an international movement