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Contributed by: Princeton Public Library
Date: circa 1910
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
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Address: 42-46 Plum Street, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Portland Boy's Club
Use: Club House
Address: 1393 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Maine Home for Friendless Boys
George W. Hinckley wanted to help needy boys. The farm, school and home he ran for nearly sixty nears near Fairfield stressed home, religion, education, discipline, industry, and recreation.
"The Bowdoin Boys" -- some students and recent graduates -- traveled to Labrador in 1891 to collect artifacts, specimens, and to try to find Grand Falls, a waterfall deep in Labrador's interior.
Concern about immigrants and their loyalty in the post World War I era led to programs to "Americanize" them -- an effort to help them learn English and otherwise adjust to life in the United States. Clara Soule ran one such program for the Portland Public Schools, hoping it would help the immigrants be accepted.