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Stephen and Patience Young Longfellow lived in the Longfellow Farm in Gorham. Stephen was a representative and senator in the Massachusetts legislature and served as a judge.
Their son Stephen, also a lawyer, was the father of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who spent time as a child with his grandparents at the farm.
The elder Longfellow had hundreds of elms set out on the 500 acres in 1787. The property became known as "The Elms."
About This Item
- Title: Longfellow Farm, Gorham, ca. 1970
- Creation Date: circa 1970
- Subject Date: circa 1970
- Town: Gorham
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 8 cm x 10 cm
- Local Code: Photographs--Gorham
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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LC Subject Headings
- Longfellow, Stephen, 1728-1790--Homes and haunts--Maine--Gorham
- Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882--Homes and haunts--Maine--Gorham
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