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Keywords: South Portland Water Supply

Historical Items

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Item 82122

South Portland Submarine Line 1922

Contributed by: Portland Water District Date: 1922 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 82125

South Portland Submarine Line 1922

Contributed by: Portland Water District Date: 1922 Location: Portland; South Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 82123

South Portland Submarine Line 1922

Contributed by: Portland Water District Date: 1922 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915

After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.

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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.

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This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

Site Pages

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Portland Water District

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

Lead mines were dug in West Lubec and on South Bay. War and Trade In the midst of prosperity came the outbreak of Civil War and, in 1861, over 200…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII

The shipyards of South Portland were a destination for many able-bodied workers, who helped with the construction of Liberty Ships.

My Maine Stories

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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