Keywords: The Atlantic House
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Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
Date: circa 1960
Media: Slide; transparency
Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum
Date: circa 1905
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Owner in 1924: Mabel A Brooks
Use: Dwelling - Two family
Owner in 1924: Ethel M Swett
Use: Dwelling - Single family
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.
The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.
Like many towns, Bethel responded to the Civil War by sending many soldiers and those at the homefront sent aid and supported families. The town grew during the war, but suffered after its end.
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Grover Cleveland 'Clevie' (1885-1967) and Bessie (Joyce) (1893-1989) Dunham opened the store in their home.
Then, in 1857 and 1892, two I.O.O.F. lodges were built in Kansas. On September 20, 1851 the I.O.O.F.
Lawrence Railway at Dunn’s Corner, just up the road. Their farm products would be sold in Portland. James Lawrence served six years on North…