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Historical Items

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Item 10494

Toy Len Goon's cotton tunic ensemble, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Portland Media: Silk

Item 10368

Toy Len Goon, Portland, 1952

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1952 Location: Portland Media: Photoprint

Item 10364

Arthur Goon on Navy ship, 1954

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1954 Location: Portland; Portland Media: Photoprint

Online Exhibits

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Toy Len Goon: Mother of the Year

Toy Len Goon of Portland, an immigrant from China, was a widow with six children when she was selected in 1952 as America's Mother of the Year.

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Amazing! Maine Stories

These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.

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Chinese in Maine

In 1857, when Daniel Cough left Amoy Island, China, as a stowaway on a sailing ship from Mt. Desert Island he was on his way into history as the first Chinese person to make his home in Maine. He was soon followed by a cigar maker and a tea merchant who settled in Portland and then by many more Chinese men who spread all over Maine working mostly as laundrymen.

Site Pages

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Historic Clothing Collection - Fashions Far & Away

… century group of garments brought to Maine by Toy Len Goon. It is anticipated that this currently and predominately Chinese selection will…

My Maine Stories

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From Chinese Laundress to Mother of the Year
by Dr. Andrea Louie

Toy Len Goon's granddaughter recounts her immigration to the US and becoming Mother of the Year.