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Historical Items

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Item 9361

1937 Chevrolet fire truck, Presque Isle, ca. 1959

Contributed by: Presque Isle Fire Department Date: circa 1959 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Item 16580

Main Street looking east, Winter Harbor, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Winter Harbor Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Winter Harbor Media: Postcard

Item 9552

Mack pumper, Presque Isle, 1963

Contributed by: Presque Isle Fire Department Date: 1963 Location: Presque Isle; Presque Isle Media: Photoprint

Online Exhibits

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Looking Out: Maine's Fire Towers

Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.

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Most Inconvenient Storm

A Portland newspaper wrote about an ice storm of January 28, 1886 saying, "The city of Portland was visited yesterday by the most inconvenient storm of the season."

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The Kotzschmar Memorial Organ

A fire and two men whose lives were entwined for more than 50 years resulted in what is now considered to be "the Jewel of Portland" -- the Austin organ that was given to the city of Portland in 1912.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Western Maine Foothills Region - Fires in Rumford

… Waldo Street Fire slide show The Waldo Street Fire was, and still is, Rumford’s most serious fire.

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Life on a Tidal River - Four Important Women of Bangor

She wrote an article about the fire after her investigation into the fire. That article launched Mary's literary career.

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Life on a Tidal River - Doughty Students

Bill Cook. X Students scan images during a winter break work session at the Bangor Public Library.

My Maine Stories

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Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.

Story

Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life

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The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.