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Historical Items

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Item 6674

Gorham's Corner, Portland, ca. 1904

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1904 Location: Portland Media: ink on paper

Item 81775

John A. Conway, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Irish Heritage Center Date: circa 1890 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 31347

Coal Kiln School, Scarborough, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 43310

Assessor's Record, 58 Danforth Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Patrick Costello Use: Garage

Item 43330

Assessor's Record, 78 Danforth Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Sherman Bearce Use: Garage

Item 36553

14 Pleasant Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Nellie M McGinty Use: Dwelling - Three Family


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The Irish on the Docks of Portland

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.


Irish Immigrants in Nineteenth Century Maine

With the popularity of all things Irish in modern America, many people have forgotten the difficulties faced by nineteenth century Irish immigrants.


Working Women of the Old Port

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.

Site Pages

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Roads: From Footpaths to Super Highway

… Road, Route 22, made a direct connection to Gorham, Portland and the rest of Scarborough. These new roads facilitated development of inland areas…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Soldiers Of The Civil War

Gorham Parks Fassett was born on July 23, 1839. He was born in Freeman. He was the son of George and Mary Ann Parks.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Starbirds

… 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.

My Maine Stories

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In 1970 I served in Vietnam, and sent my parents a package
by Peter P. Joyce Jr.

My Parents' war story