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Liberty Threatened: Maine in 1775

Illustration and poem, Paul Revere's Ride, c. 1880

Illustration and poem, Paul Revere's Ride, c. 1880

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Maine Historical Society

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a Portland native, wrote the poem, "Paul Revere's Ride," as a reminder of the event on April 18, 1775 that preceded the opening battles of the American Revolution.

Those battles set the stage for the struggles Maine faced in 1775.

This version is from "The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow with numerous illustrations."