Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1673-08-13 Location: Biddeford; Saco Media: Ink on paper
2009 marked the bicentennials of the births of Abraham Lincoln and his first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin of Maine. To observe the anniversary, Paris Hill, where Hamlin was born and raised, honored the native statesman and recalled both his early life in the community and the mark he made on Maine and the nation.
… wasn’t space to do this so a permanent "privy vault" was constructed of wood, brick, or stone. Workers removed the "night soil" when the privy was…