- Item 103177 - Ernest O. Porell bike ride, Portland, October, 1936
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Ernest O. Porell was a state representative from Westbrook in 1937 then Mayor of Westbrook in late 1940's. Porell expected to lose the September 1936 election so he promised to ride to Augusta on a bike if he were elected as a state representative. He started his 60-mile ride in Portland on October 15th to pay his debt, anticipating it would take eight hours.Show Details
A banner on the automobile reads: “Watch for the arrival of Rep. E. O. Porell on his way to Augusta on a Bike, Courtesy of Cycle Trades of America, James Bailey Co. Portland, Dol’s Hardware, Westbrook.”
This article and photo appeared in "The Portland Evening Express" October 16th, 1936 edition on page 23.