Portland, Maine is a small town with a very rich past. During its nearly 400 years of recorded history, the city has seen war, massacres, pestilence, a devastating bombardment, economic hard times, riots, urban renewal, and several destructive fires. Every corner, every building, and every street has borne witness to some part of the Portland story. Rarely are there outward signs to denote some long forgotten event or human drama. This book makes the connection between today's urban landscape and the history behind it. Black & white photography throughout. Insert map included to help you on your way! Paperback. 211 pgs.