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Item 81997

Antonio Sylvain, Tientsin, China, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: circa 1920 Location: Tianjin Media: Photographic print

Item 31637

McArthur Public Library commemorative tea cup, Biddeford, ca. 1905

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1905 Location: Biddeford Media: china

Item 10978

Benjamin Bubar, China, 1980

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1980-10-31 Location: China Media: Photographic print


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Toy Len Goon: Mother of the Year

Toy Len Goon of Portland, an immigrant from China, was a widow with six children when she was selected in 1952 as America's Mother of the Year.


Chinese in Maine

In 1857, when Daniel Cough left Amoy Island, China, as a stowaway on a sailing ship from Mt. Desert Island he was on his way into history as the first Chinese person to make his home in Maine. He was soon followed by a cigar maker and a tea merchant who settled in Portland and then by many more Chinese men who spread all over Maine working mostly as laundrymen.


The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.

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Tate House Museum

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VI. The deluge of industrial expansion & immigration (1865-1900) - Page 1 of 2

Half of their business was in the Far East: particularly China, India, and Southeast Asia. Tremendous numbers of workers were needed for the textile…

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Floods Citations

… Kexiong, Chen. Yangtze! Yangtze! China, 1870, Lyn Riddle, published…

My Maine Stories

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My career as a chemical engineer for S.D. Warren Paper Company
by Charles Dodge

I worked in S.D. Warren's laboratory, and developed paper coatings, like Ultracast technology


In the midst of the tragedy of war, there are humorous moments
by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

Never leave beer with the PBRs