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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 98782

Gay Block Fire, Waldoboro, 1962

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

Item 9405

Presque Isle Air Base fire drill, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Presque Isle Fire Department Date: circa 1940 Location: Presque Isle; Presque Isle Media: Photoprint

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.


Civil Defense: Fear and Safety

In the 1950s and the 1960s, Maine's Civil Defense effort focused on preparedness for hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters and a more global concern, nuclear war. Civil Defense materials urged awareness, along with measures like storing food and other staple items and preparing underground or other shelters.


Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

Site Pages

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Millinocket Fire Department

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

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Historic Hallowell - The Hallowell Union Fire Club

"After horrible fires were fought, firefighters and local citizens would get together and use music in a parade going up and down the streets to…"

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Historic Hallowell - Police and Fire Citations

""Hallowell Raises Funds to Restore Historic Fire Truck."  The Kennebec Journal [augusta] 31 Oct. 1990."

My Maine Stories

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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.


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey



John Coyne from Waterville Enlists as a Railroad Man in WWI
by Mary D. Coyne

Description of conditions railroad men endured and family background on John Coyne.