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Contributed by: Franco-American Collection
Date: circa 1920
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: McArthur Public Library
Date: circa 1905
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.
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.
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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Half of their business was in the Far East: particularly China, India, and Southeast Asia. Tremendous numbers of workers were needed for the textile…
… Kexiong, Chen. Yangtze! Yangtze! China, 1870, http://www.threegorgesprobe.org/pi/documents/three_gorges/Yangtze/ch18.html Lyn Riddle, published…
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by Charles Dodge
I worked in S.D. Warren's laboratory, and developed paper coatings, like Ultracast technology
by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25
Never leave beer with the PBRs