Keywords: Garland Street School
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Contributed by: Richard Shaw through Bangor Public Library
Date: circa 1940
The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.
The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.
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… decision of the Bangor School Committee to rename Garland Street Middle School in my honor," Cohen said.
… Studies Teacher William S. Cohen School 304 Garland Street Bangor, ME 04401 (207) 941-6230 firstname.lastname@example.org William Cook Local History…