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Category: Government, Politics & Law, State & Town Services

Historical Items

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Item 14782

Edward C. Reynolds, South Portland

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1898 Location: South Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 15288

Town of Eden vault door, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Bar Harbor Fire Department Date: circa 1900 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Metal

Item 19077

Forest Department display, 1921

Contributed by: Maine Forest Service Date: circa 1921 Location: Augusta Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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The Establishment of the Troy Town Forest

Seavey Piper, a selectman, farmer, landowner, and leader of the Town of Troy in the 1920s through the early 1950s helped establish a town forest on abandoned farm land in Troy. The exhibit details his work over ten years.

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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.

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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.

Site Pages

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Portland Water District

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Maine Department of Transportation

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Bar Harbor Fire Department

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