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Shipbuilding at Gildersleeve Ship Construction Co., Portland

The Gildersleeve Shipbuilding Legacy in Portland

The town of Portland has a rich history of shipbuilding….

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Guy Hedlund playing Guy Frances in Fortune's Pet

Portland’s Guy Hedlund: Actor and Activist

December 29, 2017 • Popular Culture, Portland, World War II

Guy Hedlund was a Connecticut native made famous through his…

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Improved Centrifugal Governor

Portland Improves the Steam Engine

Thomas R. Pickering, an engineer, ran a factory power plant…

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Portland Passenger Bridge, ca. 1906

The Longest Highway Drawbridge – Who Knew?

August 22, 2016 • Middletown, Portland, Who Knew?

… that in 1896, when the Middletown and Portland Bridge…

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Over Time: Portland’s Historical Population

January 17, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, Portland

Census data, from colonial times on up to the present, is a key resource for those who study the ways in which communities change with the passage of time.

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The Middlesex Quarry, Portland

Portland Puts Its Stamp on an Architectural Era

The brownstone quarries in Portland, Connecticut, owe their existence to…

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Columbite

The Industrial Might of Connecticut Pegmatite

Mining for grit and sparkle.

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