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Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Date: circa 1906
Contributed by: South Portland Public Library
Date: circa 1880
Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum
Media: Ink on paper
Published women authors with ties to Maine are too numerous to count. They have made their marks in all types of literature.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a man and a poet of New England conscience. He was influenced by his ancestry and his Portland boyhood home and experience.
The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.