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Historical Items

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Item 35293

Biddeford Police on parade, 1916

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1916-09-16 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 10403

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad's Police Chief badge, ca. 1980

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1980 Media: Metal

Item 14054

Bangor Police Officer, Union Railroad Station

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1942 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 36374

42-44 Pine Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Benjamin F Dudley Use: Store

Item 51744

Assessor's Record, 134-136 Federal Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: City of Portland Use: Police Station


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Civil Defense: Fear and Safety

In the 1950s and the 1960s, Maine's Civil Defense effort focused on preparedness for hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters and a more global concern, nuclear war. Civil Defense materials urged awareness, along with measures like storing food and other staple items and preparing underground or other shelters.


Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.


Waldoboro Fire Department's 175 Years

While the town of Waldoboro was chartered in 1773, it began organized fire protection in 1838 with a volunteer fire department and a hand pump fire engine, the Water Witch.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Police Department

Hallowell Police Department Police, City Marshal and Officers, Hallowell, 1888Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library Maggie Harrigan, Kaylee…

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Historic Hallowell - Police and Fire Citations

N.p.: n.p., n.d. Devlin, Douglas W. Police: The official Police Method Of Arrest and Self-Defense. N.p.: n.p., 2003.

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Historic Hallowell - Keeping Us Safe: Fire Department and Police Force

Though the police department has been around longer, the Fire Club was the oldest fire organization started by Benjamin Franklin.

My Maine Stories

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Black Lives Matter Protest Portland, Maine
by Joanne Arnold

Documenting the signage at Portland Police Station following the BLM Protests of JUNE 2020


My service in Afghanistan with the Marines and my life today
by Nicholas Krier

My service in Afghanistan with the Marines


Protesters spit on me as a Vietnam Veteran
by Joseph Rocque Jr.

I will never forget the horror of seeing all the protestors greeting my plane returning from Vietnam