Keywords: New Portland Fair
Contributed by: Stanley Museum on deposit at Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: North New Portland Media: Lantern slide, hand colored
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.
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.
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.
… not to forget their importance in running the New Portland Town Fair. Other groups included the Odd Fellows, the Fernwood Grange, the Farm Bureau…
New Portland Fair 1951Item Contributed byNew Portland Historical Society In 1906 a corporation for a water company was formed. Warren B. Clark, E.
… 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…