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Item 103261

Aerial view of Casco Bay and the Portland Peninsula, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1920 Location: Portland; South Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 100590

Samuel B. Washburn, Portland, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Washburn Norlands Living History Center Date: circa 1865 Location: Portland Media: Carte de visite

Item 100971

Samuel Washburn on rebel attack at City Point, Virginia, 1862

Contributed by: Washburn Norlands Living History Center Date: 1862-06-18 Location: City Point Media: Ink on paper

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Reading, Writing and 'Rithmetic: Brooklin Schools

When Brooklin, located on the Blue Hill Peninsula, was incorporated in 1849, there were ten school districts and nine one-room school houses. As the years went by, population changes affected the location and number of schools in the area. State requirements began to determine ways that student's education would be handled. Regardless, education of the Brooklin students always remained a high priority for the town.


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.


Capt. Grenville F. Sparrow, 17th Maine

Grenville F. Sparrow of Portland was 25 when he answered Lincoln's call for more troops to fight the Confederates. He enlisted in Co. A of Maine's 17th Volunteer Infantry regiment. He fought in 30 battles between 1862 and the war's end in 1865.

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Winter Harbor Historical Society

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Historic Hallowell - Industry on Bombahook

… eye view map, Hallowell, 1878Bombahook is the peninsula on the left side of the image. Click on the picture to zoom in for a closer look.Item…

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Blue Hill Public Library

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