Most People Don't Know About This Cool Piece Of World History Hiding In Maine
By Michelle|Published August 18, 2017
Michelle's life is a colorful map of exploration and adventure. From the iconic streets of New York to the sunny shores of Florida, the jagged coast of Maine to the rugged terrain of Montana, she's been fortunate to call some of America's most beautiful states home. Beyond the U.S., Michelle's wanderlust has taken her on a motorcycle journey through India, led her to teach English in Hanoi, and saw her studying Spanish in Guatemala. Michelle graduated with a communications degree from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and in addition to a career in advertising has worked with OnlyInYourState since 2016, where her love for travel and storytelling converges. Alongside writing and exploring, Michelle finds joy in photography, staying active, and time with her family.
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From the Abenaki to the logging industry, Maine has tons of cool history. But, did you know you there’s some pretty cool European history to experience too? Located in the heart of Portland’s Old Port, you’ll find one of the most unexpected pieces of world history!
First, a little explanation! The Berlin Wall existed as separation between East Germany and West Germany. During the start of the Cold War, East Germans used an area in West Berlin to flee to the West, which was democratic. To combat this, the authorities in East Germany built a wall completely circling West Berlin. This wall was built in the middle of the night on August 13th, 1961. On November 9th, 1989, the wall was finally removed allowing for free access between the two parts of Germany.