The Rines Family Legacy

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Arcadia Publishing, 2005 - History - 128 pages
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For over 130 years, the Rines family made significant contributions to Portland in retail, broadcasting, charitable ventures, and law, among other endeavors. The Rines Brothers store, Maine's first department store, redefined the retail district of Portland when it opened on Congress Street in 1883. Every luxurious Portland hotel at the beginning of the 20th century was owned by these industrious brothers. A string of family-owned radio stations and two television stations formed the Maine Broadcasting System, one of the most powerful broadcasting operations in America at the time, which included WCSH Radio, Maine's first commercial radio station. Through 200 vintage images, The Rines Family Legacy offers insight into one of Maine's most interesting and exceptional families.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Joseph Henry Rines Led Two Lives
33
Henry Pritchard Rines an Enlightened Entrepreneur
61
William Henry Rines and Images in the Ether
95
Two Women of Enduring Grace
113
Employee Acknowledgments
128
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About the author (2005)

Frederic L. Thompson, great-grandson of Joseph Henry Rines and past chairman of the board of the Maine Broadcasting System, brings his experience as a broadcaster, historian, and family insider to reveal a remarkable look at one of Maine's important families.

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