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An Anniversary Edition of the Evening Express
On July 4, 1866, a great fire burned through Portland, leaving 10,000 people homeless and causing $12 million in property loss. Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. researched, compiled and provided the narrative to this 12-page Anniversary Edition of the Evening Express describing Portland before the fire, what happened the day of the fire, how Portland was rebuilt following the fire, and the fire's legacy.
Fires -- Maine -- Portland, Great Fire, Portland, Me., 1866
Shettleworth, Earle G. Jr. and Portland Evening Express, "The Day Portland Burned: July 4, 1866" (1966). Maine News Index – Portland Press Herald. 15505.