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    1938: Joan Robertson, christened a Hudson sedan at Pine Tree Game.

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    1938: South Portland played Cheverus in baseball.

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    1938: Girls played hopscotch by the side of the street.

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    1938: People went shopping for groceries and grocery store clerks wore bow ties.

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    1938: A man was X-rayed.

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    1938: Barbara Arnold, Annie Jane Archer, Nina Ingardiola, Dorothy Davis circled a Singer sewing machine at Lincoln Junior High School.

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    1938: People got married. Newlyweds Mr. and Mrs. John Clifford Townsend are flanked by George E. Townsend and Miss Frieda E. Childs, maid of honor.

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    1938: Ernest Casavant of Abingdon, Ma. crashed his car.

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    1938: Capt. Frank Holbrook and crew caught a large haul of sardines.

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    1938: Twenty-seven nurses, standing in front of their preceptors, were capped at Maine General Hospital.

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    1938: Gymnasts cheerully contorted themselves in a gymnasium.

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    1938: George Crawford, standing in front of Nathan Clifford Elementary School, modeled the new school boy patrol raincoat.

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    1938: Two boys wearing knickers rode their bikes on Pine Street, near West Street. Pine Street Lunch, at 62 Pine Street can be seen on the right where a parking lot is now.

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    1938: A boy gave a talk on airplanes (see one at left) in a classroom where the children used slates at their desks.

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    1938: Equestriennes from different schools competed at the Waynflete horse show.

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    1938: Boys rode their bikes past Dr. Meisenbach's office at the corner of Pine and West streets.

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    1938: Cpt. Dwight F. Tinkham; R. W. Cousins; Miss Eunice M. Hurd took part in first aid instruction at Boys Club.

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    1938: The State Track Meet was held at Bowdoin College. a competitor named Gowell won the hurdles.

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    1938: Capt. Percy L. Farmer and Frank Farnsworth built a hull.

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    1938: John M. Stevens. celebrated 43 years working at Stevens Drug Store, 669 Forest Avenue.

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    1938: Westbrook High School's catcher, Warren Merrill, bunted? showed off his bat?

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    1938: John Buckley; Miss Barbara Currier and Gordon N. Davidson went sailing in Portland Harbor.

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    1938: The Sanford baseball team took the field.

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    1937: Deering High School convened a corps.

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    1937: Miss Jane Ault was crowned Queen of Maine's First Annual Apple Blossom Festival.

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    1938: A commodious Packard automobile was parked enticingly in front of dealer showroom.

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    1937: Cheverus High School basketball players posed with their coaches for a team photo.

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    1938: Streets were paved.

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    1938: Girls rushed to catch something in a schoolyard.

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    1938: Two men worked at a newly erected tower on the waterfront.

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    1938: Girls gathered under a map that said Let's Go Traveling, each holding a doll from the countries marked on the map.

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    1938: A dog sat on the front stoop of an apartment house.

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    1938: Sardines were processed.

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    1938: A girl tried on roller skates.

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