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Deering was a city in Cumberland County, Maine which existed from 1871 to 1899. Until 1871, the town was part of Saccarappa, which also included what is now neighboring Westbrook. In that year, the towns split with little opposition. The 1880 United States Census counted 4,324 residents of the newly formed town. In 1892, Deering was incorporated as a city. In 1899, Deering was annexed by Portland, becoming the northern neighborhoods of the city.
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- Barry, William David; Anderson, Patricia McGraw (2010). Susan L. Ransom, ed. Deering: A Social and Architectural History. Margaret W. Soule. Portland, Maine: Greater Portland Landmarks. p. 86. ISBN 978-0-939761-14-2.
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- Maine Secretary of State (1899). Private and Special Laws of the State of Maine. Kennebec Journal Print. pp. 9–13. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
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