2009 marked the bicentennials of the births of Abraham Lincoln and his first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin of Maine. To observe the anniversary, Paris Hill, where Hamlin was born and raised, honored the native statesman and recalled both his early life in the community and the mark he made on Maine and the nation.
… Renaissance man who was a successful businessman, statesman, inventor, and patron of the arts. He was born in Sanford on November 5th, 1831, and…
… and successful career as lawyer, magistrate and statesman. A small office building sat below his house on East Main Street, near the house of…
… Governor Plaisted, left, and the late Maine elder statesman James G. Blaine. At the extreme right of the school photo note the roof corner of…