Keywords: Gorham's Corners
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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1904
Media: ink on paper
Contributed by: Maine Irish Heritage Center
Date: circa 1890
Media: Photographic print
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Owner in 1924: Patrick Costello
Owner in 1924: Sherman Bearce
Many of the dockworkers -- longshoremen -- in Portland were Irish or of Irish descent. The Irish language was spoken on the docks and Irish traditions followed, including that of giving nicknames to the workers, many of whose given names were similar.
With the popularity of all things Irish in modern America, many people have forgotten the difficulties faced by nineteenth century Irish immigrants.
Women at the turn of the 20th century were increasingly involved in paid work outside the home. For wage-earning women in the Old Port section of Portland, the jobs ranged from canning fish and vegetables to setting type. A study done in 1907 found many women did not earn living wages.
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… Road, Route 22, made a direct connection to Gorham, Portland and the rest of Scarborough. These new roads facilitated development of inland areas…
Gorham Parks Fassett was born on July 23, 1839. He was born in Freeman. He was the son of George and Mary Ann Parks.
… Jane Gilkey, operated a lumber mill at Starbird Corner in Freeman from 1870 until 1887 when they sold the business to their son, Clinton V.
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by Peter P. Joyce Jr.
My Parents' war story