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Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.
The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.
Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.
… consecration of the Soldiers' Monument at Mount Hope Cemetery on June 17, 1864. John Martin (1823-1904), a Bangor accountant and shopkeeper, drew…
… The Bangor Soldiers' Monument at Mount Hope Cemetery was consecrated on June 17, 1864. John Martin (1823-1904), an accountant and shopkeeper in…