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Category: Nature & Geography, Weather & Disasters, Fires

Historical Items

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Item 1331

Free Street after Great Fire, Portland, July 12, 1866

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1866-07-04 Location: Portland Media: Stereograph

Item 1332

View of fire ruins, Portland, 1866

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1866-07-04 Location: Portland Media: Stereograph

Item 1333

Fire ruins, Middle Street, Portland, 1866

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1866-07-04 Location: Portland Media: Stereograph

Exhibits

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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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Most Inconvenient Storm

A Portland newspaper wrote about an ice storm of January 28, 1886 saying, "The city of Portland was visited yesterday by the most inconvenient storm of the season."

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The Kotzschmar Memorial Organ

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.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor: Lumber Capital of the World

Bangor: Lumber Capital of the World View of the City of Bangor, 1837Item Contributed byBangor Historical Society Lumber along waterfront…

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Life on a Tidal River - Early Railroads in Bangor - Page 1 of 2

Early Railroads in Bangor By William Cook, Archivist/Special Collections Librarian, Bangor Public Library Knickerbocker Express, ca.

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Life on a Tidal River - Early Railroads in Bangor - Page 2 of 2

Early Railroads in Bangor Resources for the Early Railroads Exhibit: B. O. & M. Cardin, Bob. Old Veazie Railroad 1836, one of America’s very first…