Birthplace of Hannibal Hamlin, Paris Hill, 1948Item 5582 info
Maine Historical Society
The Hannibal Hamlin Sesquicentennial was celebrated on August 22, 1959 with a parade, a Little League baseball game on the Common, lunch, historic house tours, and speakers including Senator Margaret Chase Smith.
The Paris Hill Golf course was open to all for the day and the celebration concluded with a lobster supper at the Old Academy building.
A special reprinting of The Jeffersonian, the newspaper Hamlin once owned and printed with Horatio King, contained stories of Paris Hill and Hamlin family history, and was sold to visitors for 25 cents a copy.
Sources Charles Eugene Hamlin, Life and Times of Hannibal Hamlin (1899)
H. Draper Hunt, Hannibal Hamlin of Maine: Lincoln's First Vice President (1969)
Una Taylor Mournian, "Hannibal Hamlin -- Maine's Only Vice President," in Lewiston Journal Magazine, May 9, 1936.