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Portland, Maine, USA (Deering)

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Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
The first European to attempt settlement was Christopher Levett, an English naval captain who was granted 6,000 acres (24 km2) from the King of England in 1623 to found a permanent settlement in Casco Bay. Levett proposed naming it York after York, England, the town of his birth. A member of the Plymouth Council for New England and an agent for Sir Ferdinando Gorges, Lord Proprietor of Maine, he returned to England and wrote a book about his voyage, hoping to generate support for the settlement. But his efforts yielded little interest, and Levett never returned to Maine. He did sail to Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630 to confer with Governor John Winthrop, but died during return passage to England on the toilet. It's unknown what became of the men he left behind at Machigonne. Fort Levett, built in 1894 on Cushing Island in Portland Harbor, is named for him.


Deering was a city in Cumberland County, Maine which existed from 1871 to 1899. Until 1871, the town was part of Saccarappa, which also included what is now neighboring Westbrook. In that year, the towns split with little opposition. The 1880 United States Census counted 4,324 residents of the newly formed town.[2] In 1892, Deering was incorporated as a city. In 1899, Deering was annexed by Portland, becoming the northern neighborhoods of the city.wikipedia


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Portland, Maine, USA (Deering) - Portland Harbor, and Islands
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Portland, Maine, USA (Deering)

Portland Harbor, and Islands
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Portland, Maine, USA (Deering) - Union Station
Portland, Maine, USA (Deering)

Union Station
Portland, Maine, USA (Deering) - Congress Street, from High, Portland, Maine
Portland, Maine, USA (Deering)

Congress Street, from High, Portland, Maine
Portland, Maine, USA (Deering) - Hay's Corner, Portland, Maine
Portland, Maine, USA (Deering)

Hay's Corner, Portland, Maine

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1786 - Portland, Maine founded

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News  1866 - Terrible Conflagration in Portland, Me. Half of the City Destroyed by Fire!
A TRACK ONE MILE AND A HALF LONG SWEPT BY THE FLAMES!
ALL THE BANKS GONE!
PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN...Read MORE...

News  1870 - Train Accident
Thursday afternoon as the five o'clock train on the Portland & Rochester road was making up at the...Read MORE...

1876 - Summer Snow Storm
July 4 freak snowstorm struck Portland
1886 - Portland
Portland, eminent for its business facilities, for the healthfulness and beauty of its situation,...Read MORE...

1898 - Portland - The Gem of Casco Bay by Samuel T. Pickard
PORTLAND enjoys a peculiar distinction among New England cities, not only by reason of the natural...Read MORE...

News  1908 - Million Dollar Blaze this Morning at Portland, Maine
Fire Started in the City Hall, Destroying County Records for the Past One Hundred Years - the Fire...Read MORE...

1911 - July 4 - Temperature reached 103°F

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News  1912 - FLEE BERTHED SHIPS ABLAZE Captains and Crews Narrowly Escape In Portland Wharf Fire.
PORTLAND, Me., June 30 - Portland's water front, the scene of several big fires, was again...Read MORE...

January 24, 1935 - Snowstorms hit the northeastern U.S. and the Pacific Northwest producing record 24 hour snowfall totals of 23 inches at Portland ME and 52 inches at Winthrop MA.

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February 16, 1943 - Record cold prevailed in the northeastern U.S. The mercury plunged to -39 degrees at Portland ME.

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1953 - December 1 - WCSH TV channel 6 in Portland, ME (NBC) begins broadcasting

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