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Longfellow: Common Man, American Poet

Statue of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Portland

Statue of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Portland

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Children also raised money for Portland's Longfellow Monument, a seated statue of the poet.

The statue, erected in 1888, was created by sculptor Franklin Simmons.

Portland's Longfellow School, on Stevens Avenue, is one of many schools across the country to bear the poet's name, lasting tributes to the man whose poetry connected children to their historic roots.