The English surrendered and a carnival of death ensued. The French and Natives bludgeoned, shot and stabbed almost everyone. Neither women, children or the wounded men were spared.
Thompson reportedly said, “F-f-fire away. F-f-fire away. For every gun you fire, I will cut off a joint.”
Maine’s first capital city was Portland — only Portland wasn’t actually a city at all. That didn’t happen until a dozen years later and, by that time, Augusta held the seat of power.
The committee asked Burke to make certain changes. He said, through his lawyer, nope, take it or leave it. So they left it.
Christopher Levett was born 431 years ago this week in York, England.
Dickens called the food “bad and disgusting.” He even complained about the size of the dishes. They were too small.
Percival’s father presented the Portland with its first public library.
Aurelius Hinds’ legacy includes a grave in Evergreen Cemetery, a couple of old factories in Portland and an obscure, Mexican skin cream label — not to mention a 90-year-old Boy Scout camp built on ladies’ hand cream.
A massive wave lifted the ship clean out of the water. The forward third broke off and sank to the bottom.
School children all over New England collected $17,000 in pennies, nickels and dimes. Their names are in a sealed box, somewhere within the pedestal.