Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1924–1927 Location: Portland Client: Clough & Maxim Co. Architect: John P. Thomas
Immigration is one of the most debated topics in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.
Cultures from the ancient Greeks and Chinese to contemporary societies have set aside time to give thanks, especially for the harvest. In 1941, the United States set a permanent date for the observance.
Sophie May, whose real name was Rebecca Clarke, was the author of over 40 books between 1861 and 1903. She wrote the "Little Prudy Series" based on the little town of Norridgewock.
… a children's book "John Bunyon's Dream Book: the Pilgrim's progress retold for children and adapted to school reading". 1913.
… Peaslee Mason Peaslee Nicole Pelletier Jake Pilgrim Chris Pomerleau Krissy Price Sam Randall Courtney Rhoten Ethan Rolfe Morgan Rush Joe Rushlau…
Her grandson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, later wrote a famous poem about his Pilgrim ancestors. Elizabeth ran the Portland household.