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Title: Surette Family, Mexico, 1919
Contributed by: Bangor Public Library
Location: Bangor; Mexico
Contributed by: Baldwin Historical Society
Media: Copy of Photograph
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Address: 8 Bradford Street, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Martha T Fyles
Style: National Folk
Use: Dwelling - Two family
Address: 57-59 Bell Street, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Joseph Cabana
Style: Colonial Revival
Use: Dwelling - Single family
From a violin prodigy in her early years to an older woman -- mother of two -- struggling financially, Skowhegan native Mary Elise Fellows White remained committed to music, writing, poetry, her extended family -- and living a life that would matter and be remembered.
Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.
The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.
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John Martin (1823-1904) of Bangor began in 1864 looking back at his life, family, business and recreational experiences and recording those events and thoughts -- with narrative and illustrations -- for his children. Martin called himself an "expert accountant," but he was interested in architecture, dance, fashion, gardening, politics, business, religion, and the world around him.
When Peleg Wadsworth built his house in 1785, what is now Congress Street in Portland was on the rural outskirts of the community known as Falmouth. The house passed on to other family members and Portland changed around what remained a family home until 1901, when it became a historic house museum.