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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

Contributed by: Bar Harbor Fire Department 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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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.

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Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.

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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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