Maine History

Watch: Emmy Nominated Video On The History Of Portland, Maine
We know about the 4th of July fire that destroyed the city in 1866, but did you know that Portland was destroyed by Native Americans twice during the colonial times? Or that it was bombed by the British during the revolution?  This is a great video on the history of Portland, Maine...
First Chewing Gum Factory
Did you know the very first chewing gum factory was built in Portland? Back in the early 1850's businessman John Bacon Curtis saw a market for chewing gum and set up shop at 291 Fore Street, now the Hub Furniture building.
The gum was made by boiling resin then cutting it into strips that were c…
Nautical Graveyard in Bath
The City of Ships is loaded with nautical folklore and stories of salty sailors. One of the city's oldest and most famous cemeteries, Oak Grove Cemetery, is the final resting place of these famed captains and shipbuilders.
Longfellow House Secrets
The Wadsworth-Longfellow House offers guided tours but some areas are not open to the public. With the help of Kathleen Newman of the Maine Historical Society, we learned that the best kept secrets are found in the attic.

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