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  • The name of the city was borrowed from the name of the lake that occupies much of the center of town. The word portage comes from French languageFrench and means "to carry". The town was first settled in 1844 by lumbermen from Canada. In 1872, the settlement was organized as a plantation and in 1909 it was incorporated as a town. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portage_Lake%2C_Maine

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