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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1962-03-24 Location: Portland Media: Film transparency
An enduring element of summer camps is the songs campers sing around the campfire, at meals, and on many other occasions. Some regale the camp experience and others spur the camp's athletes on to victory.
Santa Claus and evergreens have been common December additions to homes, schools, businesses, and other public places to America since the mid nineteenth century. They are two symbols of the Christian holiday of Christmas whose origins are unrelated to the religious meaning of the day.
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.
… and participated in many other activities like singing. The Serenaders. a group of seventeen girls, along with the school Superintendent Dr.
… Grant & Wilson Club and four men marching and singing, is on page 115 of Martin's "Scrap Book no 3," one of five volumes he wrote and illustrated…