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Millinocket Fire Department

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Historic Hallowell - Basic Fire Fighting Technology

Basic Fire Fighting Technology Fire bucket, Union Fire club, Hallowell, 1801Hubbard Free Library The oldest fire dousing technology were…

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Life on a Tidal River - The Bangor Fire of 1911 - Page 1 of 2

… on Penobscot Street fell on him while he was fighting a fire there. The second fatality was John Scribner, a 70 year old cobbler, who was killed at…

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Fire Department Technology

For the past 300 years different types of fire fighting technology have come through the fire department.

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Historic Hallowell - Protect and Serve - Hallowell Fire and Police

In 1898 the Fire Department moved from its location on Winthrop Street to the old Town Hall building on Second Street where it exists today, making…

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Historic Hallowell - Volunteer Firefighters and their Fire Clothes

For pants, they wear tan overalls when fighting fires. Fire Department Ladder Wagon, Second Street, Hallowell, 1913Hubbard Free Library…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Fires in Rumford

… causing seven of them to be injured while fighting the fire. The exterior and first floor of the building were saved, but losses totaled $175,000…

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor Man Rats Out Brady Gang - Page 1 of 2

G-men captured Dalhover without a fight. He was taken to Bangor City Hall. Gang leader Brady's burial, Bangor, 1937Item Contributed byBangor…

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Life on a Tidal River - Four Important Women of Bangor

In 1910 Mary investigated a fire in a New Jersey factory that killed 25 women. She wrote an article about the fire after her investigation into the…

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Life on a Tidal River - Three Civil War Letters - Page 3 of 4

… Maine Regiment would face some of the fiercest fighting of the war. On July 2nd they defended "Devil's Den" near Gettysburg from an onslaught of…

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

… among lumbermen threatened to break out in fighting. By the late 1830s, war seemed imminent. Bangor served as the terminus for fighters should war…

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Life on a Tidal River - Three Civil War Letters - Page 1 of 4

… as well as ever I did – we shall no doubt have A fight in short time and shall walk our way through to Richmond.

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Historic Hallowell - The Tiger and the Lion

It is a hand tub, a type of fire fighting engine with a stitched together, leather hose. Fire Department, Hallowell, 1843Hubbard Free Library…

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Historic Hallowell - Cascade Hand Tub

It was a real innovation and helped fight fires considerably, even though fires were few and far between because houses were made of heavy cut wood…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 2 of 4

… heater were uncomfortably warm and had trouble fighting off drowsiness. The corners and front of the room were so cold students had to wear…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 4 of 4

Production stopped in the mid 1950s.(4) McCann Fire TruckItem Contributed byScarborough Historical Society & Museum Source Notes 1.Susan Dudley…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 3 of 4

Fire destroyed the hangar in the late 1940s and no trace of the airport remains today. Portland Flying Service, Scarborough, ca.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 1 of 4

… onto filled cans, and it’s believed that this process may have been the cause of serious fires at both Leavitt’s and Burnham & Morrill.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 2 of 4

… the exposed workers abandoned their effort under fire from the men in the garrison. Despite continued skirmishes with the Indians, the second…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 1 of 4

That portion of the building was destroyed by fire about 1998.(3) The Scarborough Beach station provided mail service and goods for the large tourist…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - People Who Called Scarborough Home - Page 4 of 4

… canteen unit that accompanied firemen on major fires. Somehow, Dr. Haigis also found time to play occasionally with the Don Doane Band, a local…

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Surry by the Bay - Early Twentieth Century

… many bad fires, including a disastrous forest fire in 1822, but one of the the most dramatic fires occurred in 1939 when the old Grange Hall burned…

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Guilford, Maine - EVENTS - Page 1 of 3

This was a very hard fire to fight. In the end the fire department lost 2,000 feet of hose and much more in expensive equipment.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 1 of 4

Historical Overview Map of Scarborough with MarshlandItem Contributed byScarborough Historical Society & Museum Scarborough: They Called it…