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Historical Items

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Item 101535

Lawrence Colby, Westport Island, 1920

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1920 Location: Westport Island Media: Photographic print

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John Marshall Brown, Portland, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: Portland Media: Carte de visite

Item 102120

Alida Carroll Brown, Portland, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: Portland Media: Carte de visite

Exhibits

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Horace W. Shaylor: Portland Penman

Horace W. Shaylor, a native of Ohio, settled in Portland and turned his focus to handwriting, developing several unique books of handwriting instruction. He also was a talented artist.

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Irish Immigrants in Nineteenth Century Maine

With the popularity of all things Irish in modern America, many people have forgotten the difficulties faced by nineteenth century Irish immigrants.

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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.

Site Pages

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Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters

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Stanley Museum

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - RESOURCES

RESOURCES PLEASE NOTE: The Biddeford Heritage Project made extensive use of the local newspaper, in its many incarnations, in researching for the…

My Maine Stories

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Julia Winters and Life in Lewiston/Auburn, Maine
by Judy Zaccagnini Flynn, granddaughter

6 year old sent to Maine foster home when her parents were unable to care for her

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Maine family across the USA
by James Burton Wengler (Robinson)

A Maine family scattered across the USA

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The story behind David Moses Bridges' basket
by Patricia Ayala Rocabado

The story behind David Moses Bridges' (1962-2017) birch bark basket