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Keywords: 1851 Bath Maine Map

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Item 11043

Waterfront and downtown Bath, 1851

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: 1851 Location: Bath Media: Ink on paper

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Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.


State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?


Begin Again: reckoning with intolerance in Maine

BEGIN AGAIN explores Maine's historic role, going back 528 years, in crisis that brought about the pandemic, social and economic inequities, and the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Project Resources

"Hammett, circa 1830. City of Bath, Lincoln County, Maine. A. G. Gillet, Publisher, 1851. Sagadahoc County, Maine. J. Chace, Publisher, 1858."

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Bath's Historic Downtown - The Customs House

"1901Patten Free Library According to the 1851 map of Bath, three separate buildings occupied the property where the Customs House was later built."

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Early Settlement

"Climena’s family came from Bath, Maine. Her father William Roberts, a carpenter, settled first in Seal Harbor, and later along the eastern shore of…"