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History of Portland, Maine, USA

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Portland, Maine, USA

Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA

Portland was first temporarily selected as the state capital. In 1832 the capital was moved to the centrally located site of Augusta.

Portland is the birthplace of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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  • Portland, Maine, USA
    Longfellow's Home, Built 1785
  • 1786 - Portland, Maine founded

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  • Portland, Maine, USA
    Portland Observatory, Erected 1807
  • 1854 - Portland
    Portland, a city,- port of entry, and seat of justice of Cumberland county, Maine, 60 miles S. S. W. from Augusta, and 105 miles N. E. from Boston....Read MORE...


  • 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 RUINS - A MAJORITY OF THE BUSINESS HOUSES BURNED...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - Train Accident
    Thursday afternoon as the five o'clock train on the Portland & Rochester road was making up at the depot in Portland, Walter Mace, a lad eight years...Read MORE...


  • Portland, Maine, USA
    Portland Harbor, and Islands
    Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
    New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
  • 1876 - Summer Snow Storm
    July 4 freak snowstorm struck Portland

  • Portland, Maine, USA
    "Pearl of Orrs Island: House, Orr's Island, Portland, Me.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • 1886 - Portland
    Portland, eminent for its business facilities, for the healthfulness and beauty of its situation, and for the enterprise and urbanity of its...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Portland
    Portland, the commercial metropolis of Maine, a port of entry, and seat of justice of Cumberland co, on Casco Bay, 60 miles S.S.W. of Augusta, 105...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 advantages of her location, but because of the...Read MORE...


  • Portland, Maine, USA
    Union Station
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    Congress Street, from High, Portland, Maine
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    Western Promenade, 1906
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    Middle Street, Portland, Maine, in Winter, 1907
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    Williston Church, Home of the Christian Endeavor Society.
  • 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 Chief Badly Hurt.

    Portland, Maine, Jan 24. - A...Read MORE...


  • Portland, Maine, USA
    Maine Institution for the Blind. Administration Building.
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    The Start, The Alarm, The Horseless Engine, Portland, Me.
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    Lincoln Park
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    Riverton Casino
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    Nathan Clifford School, 1909
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    Mary Brown Home
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    Bug Light, Breakwater
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    Gateway to Deering Oaks
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    Evergreen Landing. Peak's Island.
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    New Falmouth Hotel
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    The Gem Theatre, Peaks Island
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    Reed Monument and Maine General Hospital
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    Aim for Thompson's Spa Restaurant, Portland, Maine, Monument Square, 1910
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    Custom House Wharf
  • 1911 - July 4 - Temperature reached 103°F

    The Weather Channel

  • Portland, Maine, USA
    State St. Congregational Church
  • 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 seriously threatened by flames early today, when damage of ...Read MORE...


  • Portland, Maine, USA
    Masonic Temple, 1912
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    Owen, Moore & Co., 505-507 Congress St., Portland, Me.
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    Grand Trunk R.R. Station, Portland, Me., 1919
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    New South Portland Bridge, Portland, Me.
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    Congress Square Hotel
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    Deering High School
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    The Lafayette Hotel
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    Panoramic View of Portland looking towards the Harbor
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    State St. from Longfellow Sq.
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    State Pier, Portland, Me.
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    Art Museum of Portland. L.D.M. Sweat Memorial
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    The Post Office at Portland, Maine
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    Hay's Corner, Portland, Maine
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    Harbor from East Promenade, 1934
  • 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.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • Portland, Maine, USA
    High School
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    City Hall, 1938
  • Portland, Maine, USA
    The Columbia Hotel
  • February 16, 1943 - Record cold prevailed in the northeastern U.S. The mercury plunged to -39 degrees at Portland ME.

    The Weather Channel

  • Portland, Maine, USA
    Arch Bridge, Deering Oaks, 1948
  • 1953 - December 1 - WCSH TV channel 6 in Portland, ME (NBC) begins broadcasting

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Longfellow's Home, Built 1785

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Portland Observatory, Erected 1807

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

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"Pearl of Orrs Island: House, Orr's Island, Portland, Me.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Union Station

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Congress Street, from High, Portland, Maine

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Western Promenade, 1906

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Middle Street, Portland, Maine, in Winter, 1907

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Williston Church, Home of the Christian Endeavor Society.

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Maine Institution for the Blind. Administration Building.

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The Start, The Alarm, The Horseless Engine, Portland, Me.

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Lincoln Park

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Riverton Casino

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Nathan Clifford School, 1909

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Mary Brown Home

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Bug Light, Breakwater

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Gateway to Deering Oaks

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Evergreen Landing. Peak's Island.

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New Falmouth Hotel

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The Gem Theatre, Peaks Island

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Reed Monument and Maine General Hospital

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Aim for Thompson's Spa Restaurant, Portland, Maine, Monument Square, 1910

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Custom House Wharf

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State St. Congregational Church

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Masonic Temple, 1912

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Owen, Moore & Co., 505-507 Congress St., Portland, Me.

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Grand Trunk R.R. Station, Portland, Me., 1919

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New South Portland Bridge, Portland, Me.

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Congress Square Hotel

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Deering High School

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The Lafayette Hotel

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Panoramic View of Portland looking towards the Harbor

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State St. from Longfellow Sq.

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State Pier, Portland, Me.

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Hay's Corner, Portland, Maine

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Art Museum of Portland. L.D.M. Sweat Memorial

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The Post Office at Portland, Maine

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Harbor from East Promenade, 1934

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High School

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City Hall, 1938

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The Columbia Hotel

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Arch Bridge, Deering Oaks, 1948
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  • 1786 - Portland, Maine founded

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  • 1854 - Portland
    Portland, a city,- port of entry, and seat of justice of Cumberland county, Maine, 60 miles S. S. W. from Augusta, and 105 miles N. E. from Boston.... Read MORE...

  • 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 RUINS - A MAJORITY OF THE BUSINESS HOUSES BURNED... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - Train Accident
    Thursday afternoon as the five o'clock train on the Portland & Rochester road was making up at the depot in Portland, Walter Mace, a lad eight years... 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, and for the enterprise and urbanity of its... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Portland
    Portland, the commercial metropolis of Maine, a port of entry, and seat of justice of Cumberland co, on Casco Bay, 60 miles S.S.W. of Augusta, 105... 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 advantages of her location, but because of the... 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 Chief Badly Hurt.

    Portland, Maine, Jan 24. - A... Read MORE...

  • 1911 - July 4 - Temperature reached 103°F

    The Weather Channel
  • 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 seriously threatened by flames early today, when damage of ... 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.

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

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

    historyorb.com

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