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Longfellow Farm, Gorham, ca. 1970

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Longfellow Farm, Gorham, ca. 1970

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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."

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  • 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

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