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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.
Women at the turn of the 20th century were increasingly involved in paid work outside the home. For wage-earning women in the Old Port section of Portland, the jobs ranged from canning fish and vegetables to setting type. A study done in 1907 found many women did not earn living wages.
Two women thinking intruders were coming into their Biddeford Pool home, let the dog out to chase them away. Later, they discovered the truth about the noise at their door.
There was a drug store called Rexol. It served hot peanuts and ice cream. There was a terrible hurricane in the 1970s that knocked down trees.
1915Item Contributed byMcArthur Public Library Their doom was just over the horizon, with the coming of the white settlers and more importantly the…