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Contributed by: Western Maine Cultural Alliance
Location: South Paris
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Location: West Paris
Media: Photographic print
Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.
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.
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… immigrants arriving in the 19th century, some to Finnish ancestors arriving in the early 20th century, and many who continue to arrive for work in…
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