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Kennebunkport (Me.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Althea (Mrs. Frank) Beard, interviewed by Joyce Butler

Abstract 1246 Althea (Mrs. Frank) Beard, interviewed by Joyce Butler, September 25, 1977, Kennebunkport, Maine. Beard talks about the fires of 1947 on Cape Porpoise; the sight and smell of smoke; scene from the top of Crow Hill; believing their summer home was destroyed; patrolling and trying to save their home; no water supply so they used buckets of ocean water; receiving sandwiches and coffee from the Salvation Army; fearing for their house again when a second fire was near; and houses being saved...
Dates: 1976-1980

Martin V. B. Wildes, interviewed by Joyce Butler

Abstract 1252 Martin V. B. Wildes, interviewed by Joyce Butler, April 3, 1977, Kennebunk, Maine. Wildes discusses the fire of 1947 in Kennebunkport; progression of the fire, particularly around Cape Porpoise; speed of the destruction; description of fire as all flames and no smoke; loss of equipment due to rapid approach of fire; fighting spot fires in Wildes Town; bulldozing a trench which stopped the fire; equipment used to fight the fire; lack of communication; changes in firefighting after 1947;...
Dates: 1976-1980

Southern Maine Recreation Areas Scrapbook

Identifier: SpC MS 1721-sc

Scrapbook from an unidentified compiler of clippings related to the historic properties, landmarks, and vacation destinations in several communities in southern Maine, particularly the areas of Kittery and Kittery Point.

Dates: circa 1970