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    May 1945 snowstorm - Portland Evening Express photo courtesy of the Portland Public Library Special Collections and Archives | of | Share this photo

    May 11, 1945: Deering High dimondeers, slated to play South Portland, instead staged a comedy game when the tilt was cancelled by unseasonable weather. Gene Sturgeon gets set to 'slide' for the plate - and he brought along his sled for the job. Batter Norman Sawyer, catcher Billy Eves and umpire Ole Oleson watch.

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    May 11, 1945: Gene Sturgeon completes the slide home and batter Norman Sawyer watches as catcher Bill Edes taps Sturgeon (hey, that's a snowball, not a baseball!!) and umpire Ole Olsen (Oaks AC) calls the runner out.

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    May 1945 snowstorm - Portland Evening Express photo courtesy Portland Public Library Special Collections and Archives | of | Share this photo

    May 11, 1945 : A freak snowstorm caused damage in Portland including this felled tree on Cumberland Avenue near the Jewish Community Center.

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    May 1945 snowstorm - Courtesy of the Maine State Museum | of | Share this photo

    The snow that fell on May 11, 1945 was powerful enough to knock down power lines in this photo from the Kennebec Journal collection.

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    An unidentified man checks out the downed power lines in this Kennebec Journal archival photo from May 11, 1945.

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    Several inches of snow fell on central Maine on May 11, 1945, as shown in this Kennebec Journal photo.

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    This photo from the Kennebec Journal collection at the Maine State Museum shows the snow that fell in the region on May 11, 1945.

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