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Category: Nature & Geography, Weather & Disasters, Winter

Historical Items

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Item 1206

Stratton, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Stratton Media: Photographic print

Item 7450

Deering Oaks Park, Portland, 1909-1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1910 Location: Portland Media: Photo negative

Item 7451

Deering Oaks Park, winter 1909-1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1910 Location: Portland Media: Photo negative

Exhibits

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The Arrival of Winter

The astronomical arrival of winter -- also known as the winter solstice -- marks the year's shortest day and the season of snow and cold. It usually arrives on December 21.

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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."