In 1857, when Daniel Cough left Amoy Island, China, as a stowaway on a sailing ship from Mt. Desert Island he was on his way into history as the first Chinese person to make his home in Maine. He was soon followed by a cigar maker and a tea merchant who settled in Portland and then by many more Chinese men who spread all over Maine working mostly as laundrymen.
Public education has been a part of Maine since Euro-American settlement began to stabilize in the early eighteenth century. But not until the end of the nineteenth century was public education really compulsory in Maine.
The History of Laundry, Aroostook County Style Text by Ben, a Presque Isle Middle School student Images from the Presque Isle Historical Society…
The History of Laundry, Aroostook County Style Item Contributed byPresque Isle Historical Society Sadie took the clothes and hung them on a…
… Wadsworth family employed servants to cook, do laundry, clean and care for the family. Some lived in the house, while others worked during the day…