The Rines Family Legacy
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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