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The peninsula was settled in as a fishing and trading village named Casco. Inthe village was destroyed by the Abenaki during King Philip's War.
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Inthe citizens of Falmouth formed a separate town in Falmouth Neck and named it Portland, after the isle off the coast of DorsetEngland. InMaine was established as a state with Portland as its capital.
Inthe capital was moved north and East to Augusta.
InMaine led the nation by passing the first state law prohibiting the sale of alcohol except for "medicinal, mechanical or manufacturing purposes.
On June 2,the Portland Rum Riot occurred.
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The Portland Company manufactured more than 19th-century steam locomotives. Portland became a 20th-century rail hub as five additional rail lines merged into Portland Terminal Company in Following nationalization of the Grand Trunk system inCanadian export traffic was diverted from Portland to Halifax, Nova Scotiaresulting in marked local economic decline.
In the 20th century, icebreakers later enabled ships to reach Montreal in winter, drastically reducing Portland's role as a winter port for Canada. The Great Fire of Portland, Maineon July 4,ignited during Free sluts in st Escondido Independence Day celebration, destroyed most of the commercial buildings in the city, half the churches and hundreds of homes.
More than 10, people were left homeless.
By act of the Maine Legislature inPortland annexed the city of Deering despite a vote by Deering residents rejecting the annexation, thereby greatly increasing the size Racine Wisconsin mature lover wanted the city and opening areas for development beyond the peninsula. The trend reversed when tourists and new businesses started revitalizing the old seaport, a part of which is known locally as the Old Port.
Since the s, the historically industrial Bayside neighborhood has seen rapid development, including attracting a Whole Foods and Trader Joes supermarkets, as well as Baxter Academy for Technology and Sciencean increasingly popular charter school.
Other rapidly developing neighborhoods include the India Street neighborhood near the Ocean Horny girl Lenoir City and Munjoy Hillwhere many modern condos have been built. The historic Porteous building on Congress Street was restored by the College.
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Portland is known as a very walkable city, offering many opportunities for walking tours that feature its maritime and architectural history. Portland borders South PortlandWestbrook and Falmouth.
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In Southern Maine, winter-season snowstorms can be intense from November through early April, while warm-season thunderstorms are somewhat less frequent than in the Midwestern, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeastern U.
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Petersburg Florida coast which usually weaken tropical systemsbut primarily because most tropical systems approaching or reaching 40 degrees North latitude recurve due to the Coriolis force and track east out to sea well south of the Portland area.