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Keywords: Portland Packing

Historical Items

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Item 4148

Advertising card, Portland Packing Co., ca. 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1867 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

Item 23427

Star lobster packing label, ca. 1867

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1867 Location: Portland; Paris Media: Ink on paper

Item 4149

Star Lobster packing label

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1867 Location: Portland Media: Paper

Tax Records

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Item 86361

Fish Packing, Deaks Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Brawn Willard Company Use: Fish Packing

Item 86271

2 Central Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Central Wharf Proprietors Use: Fish Packing

Item 86272

3 Central Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Central Wharf Proprietors Use: Fish Packing

Exhibits

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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.

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Hiking, Art and Science: Portland's White Mountain Club

In 1873, a group of men, mostly from Portland, formed the second known hiking club in the U.S., the White Mountain Club of Portland, to carry out their scientific interests, their love of hiking and camaraderie, and their artistic interests in painting and drawing the features of several of the White Mountains.

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Amazing! Maine Stories

These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.

Site Pages

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Aviation

The hard-packed sand surface provided a landing strip and runway for the post war craze of flying. It was also an ideal landing spot for long…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 1 of 4

… surf the web to find the best airfare, pack a bag and you’re off. Such ease of travel is quite recent.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - A Man's Life in a Suitcase

The battered suitcase was packed with keepsakes relating to someone named John Barry, who had ties to Mexico, Maine.

My Maine Stories

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars

Story

My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR