Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1949 Location: Portland Client: City of Portland Architect: John Howard Stevens John Calvin Stevens II Architects
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1949–1950 Location: Portland Client: City of Portland Architect: John Howard Stevens John Calvin Stevens II Architects
Passamaquoddy Indians from Washington County traveled to Portland in 1920 to take part in the Maine Centennial Exposition. They set up an "Indian Village" at Deering Oaks Park.
The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.
Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.