Title

"North by East" piece on Tarbucket Night, the city of Portland's festive celebra

Authors

Source

Down East

Date

2-1-1994

Pages

29

Abstract

"North by East" piece on Tarbucket Night, the city of Portland's festive celebration of Washington's birthday. The event began shortly after the American Revolution, and the name came from the custom of scavenging empty tar barrels, mounting them on sleds, setting them afire and towing them through the streets. The festivities apparently ceased completely during World War I.

Subjects

Social life and customs Portland

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