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Historical Items

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Item 98782

Gay Block Fire, Waldoboro, 1962

Contributed by: Waldoboro Fire Department Date: 1962 Location: Waldoboro Media: Photographic print

Item 9554

Perry potato house fire, 1960

Contributed by: Presque Isle Fire Department Date: 1960-12-13 Location: Presque Isle; Perry Media: Photoprint

Item 100115

175th anniversary Fire Department, Waldoboro, 2013

Contributed by: Waldoboro Fire Department Date: 2013-08-10 Location: Waldoboro Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Waldoboro Fire Department's 175 Years

While the town of Waldoboro was chartered in 1773, it began organized fire protection in 1838 with a volunteer fire department and a hand pump fire engine, the Water Witch.


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.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - The Hallowell Union Fire Club

… had defeated! Some of Hallowell's early "fire fighters" included residents, John Agry, Benjamin Page, Ariel Wall, Chandler Robbins, Thomas Agry…

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Historic Hallowell - Police and Fire Citations

Unknown, Unknown Unknown. "Town of Dresden Fire Fighters." Dresden, Maine. Dresden Fire Department, uknown. Web. 09 May 2011.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison Fires - 1849 to 1924

… the prisoners were hurt and many worked with fire fighters in helping to extinguish the flames. No escapes were made. The State of Maine, No.

My Maine Stories

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey