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Historical Items

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Item 10368

Toy Len Goon, Portland, 1952

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1952 Location: Portland Media: Photoprint

Item 10494

Clothing worn by Toy Len Goon

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Portland Media: Silk

Item 102762

Toy Len Goon's mud silk tunic and pant suit, Guangdong, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Portland Media: Silk, mud, cotton, tan Dioscorea Cirrhosa dye

Exhibits

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Toy Len Goon: Mother of the Year

Toy Len Goon of Portland, an immigrant from China, was a widow with six children when she was selected in 1952 as America's Mother of the Year.

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Amazing! Maine Stories

These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.

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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.