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Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum
Date: circa 1895
Contributed by: Walker Memorial Library
Date: circa 1934
Contributed by: Eastern Maine Medical Center
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Address: 26 Temple Street, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Globe Laundry
Owner in 1924: Ralph R Dunham
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.
Toy Len Goon of Portland, an immigrant from China, was a widow with six children when she was selected in 1952 as America's Mother of the Year.