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Item 26189

Derailed Trolleys, Yarmouth, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: circa 1925 Location: Yarmouth Media: Photographic print

Item 6026

Ayer, Houston and Co., Portland, ca. 1893

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1893 Location: Portland; Portland Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 37221

Assessor's Record, 10-16 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Grand Trunk R.R. Co. Use: Land only


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Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.


George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.


Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

… of downtown, BIW purchased some of Maine Central R.R.’s property and removed the 19th-century passenger station.