Keywords: Cedar Street
Horace W. Shaylor, a native of Ohio, settled in Portland and turned his focus to handwriting, developing several unique books of handwriting instruction. He also was a talented artist.
Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.
St-Jean-Baptiste Day -- June 24th -- in Lewiston-Auburn was a very public display of ethnic pride for nearly a century. Since about 1830, French Canadians had used St. John the Baptist's birthdate as a demonstration of French-Canadian nationalism.
… found someone hauling a load of wood to carry the cedar out of the woods for him. He wrote, "These chairs are wholly built of cedar with the bark…
… ash, elm, basswood, pine, hemlock, fir, spruce, cedar with some oak on the highlands and hackmetack on the lowlands.” (History of Farmington Maine…