Keywords: China Trade
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Contributed by: McArthur Public Library
Date: circa 1905
Contributed by: Museums of Old York
Date: circa 1856
Media: oil on canvas
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.
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.
Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."
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To the far East, China, was experiencing difficulties with the same problem. The Yangzete river had flooded and many Chinese people were in twist.
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… Kexiong, Chen. Yangtze! Yangtze! China, 1870, http://www.threegorgesprobe.org/pi/documents/three_gorges/Yangtze/ch18.html Lyn Riddle, published…