Illustration and poem, Paul Revere's Ride, c. 1880Item 11621 info
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."