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Item 7070

Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1905 Location: Lewiston Media: Phototransparency

Item 103363

Storefronts on Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ca. 1890

Courtesy of Kathy Bolduc Amoroso, an individual partner Date: circa 1890 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic Print

Item 10518

Silas W. Cook, Lewiston, 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1880 Location: Lewiston Media: Photoprint


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Chinese in Maine

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.


Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.


Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - The Sagadahock House and The Sagadahoc Block

The Lewiston train should have been there a long time before both of the other trains except there was a delay with their flatbeds staying on the…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - About the Project

… Hartford, Sumner—look upon Auburn/Lewiston or South Paris/Norway as their commercial centers.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - RESOURCES

Lewiston, Me.: H.F. Roy, 1915. (N, M) Maine Democrat (Saco, Me.) newspaper, 1857-1867. (N, C, S) Maine Historical Society.