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Historical Items

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Item 18612

Standish Rescue crew, ca. 1960

Contributed by: An individual through Steep Falls Library Date: circa 1960 Location: Standish Media: Photographic print

Item 68978

Maine Civil Defense rescue demonstration, Hallowell, 1955

Contributed by: National Archives at Boston Date: circa 1955 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Item 5738

Rescue of Oakey L. Alexander crew, Cape Elizabeth, 1947

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1947-03-03 Location: Cape Elizabeth Media: Photograph, jpg

Exhibits

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Student Exhibit: A Friend in Need!

Sometime in the 1920s a 700 hundred pound moose fell through the ice, likely between Norridgewock and Skowhegan. She was rescued by a game warden and another man. Here is the story.

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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.

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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.

Site Pages

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Millinocket Fire Department

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Bar Harbor Fire Department

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Presque Isle Fire Department

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My Maine Stories

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Serving in Vietnam with Richard Hershel Green
by Peter P. Joyce Jr.

Don't get close to the new guy

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Portland in the 1940s
by Carol Norton Hall

As a young woman in Portland during WWII, the presence of servicemen was life changing.