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Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Date: circa 1895
Media: monochrome photograph
Contributed by: Leeds Historical Society
Media: ink (printer and pen) on paper
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Address: 31 Grant Street, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: McCann & Sons
Use: Dwelling - Three Family
Address: 89 Pine Street, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: J.B. Brown & Sons
Use: Dwelling - Single family
The son of Maine's surgeon general and nephew of a captain in the 16th Maine, Charles A. Garcelon of Lewiston served in Co. I of the 16th Maine. His letters home in the first 17 months of his service express his reflections on war and his place in it.
William Bayley of Falmouth (Portland) was a soldier in the Continental Army, seeing service at Ticonderoga, Valley Forge, Monmouth Court House, and Saratoga, among other locations. His letters home to his mother reveal much about the economic hardships experienced by both soldiers and those at home.
During the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, Americans sought to leave increasing urban, industrialized lives for the health and relaxation of the country. The Poland Spring resort, which offered a beautiful setting, healing waters, and many amenities, was one popular destination.