Keywords: residence hall
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.
After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.
Throughout the history of the state, residents have protested, on paper or in the streets, to increase rights for various groups, to effect social change, to prevent social change, or to let their feelings be known about important issues.
Movie reels were played on the hall's projector. In later years, it was used as a museum. In the 1970s, the hall housed the 'Coffee Shop," a place…
Island resident Marion Stinson speaks of the hall: "I remember just one play there that—oh, Leora Wyman had, she had girls come here one time and it…