Harry Manougian Jr. and Souran Manougian take advantage of post-rain flooding to frolic in Portland’s Bayside Park in a photo that ran in the Portland Press Herald on July 11, 1939. The park was built in 1913 on the north side of Fox Street, between Boyd and Smith streets. That same year, the Portland Duffs baseball team, which was part of the New England League, played at the park. Other teams that later called it their home field include The Portland Paramounts and the Portland Eskimos. When Portland (now Fitzpatrick) Stadium was built in 1930, the park fell out of favor as a baseball stadium. The area, near where Kennedy Park was built in 1965, has since been developed. Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives

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