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Portland Water District Union Station Spa, Portland, 1951

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Portland Water District Union Station Spa, Portland, 1951
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The Portland Water District maintained a booth at Union Station in Portland during the summer months to provide free samples of drinking water from Sebago Lake beginning in 1932. This photo was taken on June 25, 1951, and pictures Kathleen Tierney and Jacqueline Gillespie. The booth was constructed in elaborate detail with a painting of Mt. Washington in the background and a miniature water fall flowing into a pond.

This same photo appears on leaflets that were distributed at the booth in 1951 which states the District's purpose as "acquainting the public with its product, pure Sebago Lake Water". In 1952, 43,100 cups of water were distributed to visitors at Union Station during the weeks June 23 through September 2.

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