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Keywords: Franklin House

Historical Items

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Item 1393

B. Franklin Stahl and Everett Powers, Rangeley, 1938

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1938-07-18 Location: Rangeley Media: Photographic print

Item 21056

Franklin Pierce on nullification, 1833

Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society Date: 1833 Location: Saco; Portland; Saco; Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 21031

Franklin Pierce to George Washington Pierce, 1828

Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society Date: 1828 Location: Washington Media: Ink on paper

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Tax Records

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Item 52692

240 Franklin Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Back Bay Motor Boat Club Use: Club House

Item 52528

120 Franklin Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Fannie Rodman Use: Apartments

Item 52678

210 Franklin Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Lyda Gribbin Use: Apartments

Exhibits

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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.

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

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.

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Presidents and Campaigns

Several Mainers have run for president or vice president, a number of presidents, past presidents, and future presidents have had ties to the state or visited here, and, during campaign season, many presidential candidates and their family members have brought their campaigns to Maine.

Site Pages

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Meeting House Park

… center, and a building for events such as the Franklin County Agriculture Society. When the farmers drove their wagons to Society meetings, they…

Site Page

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Places

… include: Brick Inn Farmington's First Grist Mill Franklin County Agricultural Fair Lowell's General Store Measuring Rock Meeting House Park North…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Franklin County Agricultural Fair

… By 1901, at the 62nd Annual Exhibition of the Franklin County Agricultural Society, held on the Franklin Park, it was stated, “We have the finest…

My Maine Stories

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Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn circa 1960
by David Rollins

The creation of Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn at Sugarloaf USA

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Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.

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A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down