Keywords: Buxton's Store
Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.
The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.
Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.
Walnut Hill Village The Buxton Tavern (known as the Red House) and the Buxton Tavern Stand across the road were at the heart of the village.
The Loring children went to the nearby Buxton School, a one room schoolhouse. Skyline Farm Ca. 1900Item Contributed byNorth Yarmouth Historical…