Keywords: Parish life
Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.
George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.
Lewiston, Maine's second largest city, was long looked upon by many as a mill town with grimy smoke stacks, crowded tenements, low-paying jobs, sleazy clubs and little by way of refinement, except for Bates College. Yet, a noted Québec historian, Robert Rumilly, described it as "the French Athens of New England."
Third Parish Church, Bangor, 1865 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description The south side and west end…
Interior plans, Third Parish Church, Bangor, 1865 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description The plans of…
Judge George Thacher (1754-1824) Second Parish Church, Biddeford, ca. 1910 Item 7527 infoMcArthur Public Library He served there as a…