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Historical Items

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Item 31099

Balloon view of Saco Bay, including Biddeford Pool, ca. 1880

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1880 Location: Biddeford; Saco; Old Orchard Beach; Scarborough Media: Ink on paper

Item 25454

Bay View Hotel, Saco, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Saco Media: Photographic print

Item 50685

Biddeford & Saco Railroad Car #31, Saco, 1935

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum Date: 1935-07-14 Location: Saco Media: Photographic print

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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Eye in the Sky

In 1921, Guy Gannett purchased two competing Portland newspapers, merging them under the Portland Press Herald title. He followed in 1925 with the purchase the Portland Evening Express, which allowed him to combine two passions: photography and aviation.

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The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - CONTACT

CONTACT Balloon view of Saco Bay, including Biddeford Pool, ca. 1880Item Contributed byMcArthur Public Library Got a question or comment about…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding in Biddeford: Lore, Leaders, and Legacy

… was changed to the much simpler District of Saco, and the collector was now allowed to live either in Biddeford or Saco.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

Shipbuilding Balloon view of Saco Bay, including Biddeford Pool, ca. 1880 Item 31099 infoMcArthur Public Library It has been said that the…