In 1860, he traded whiskey for 897 human beings. Half of them were children.
Malcolm Williams — who was married to the equally famous Florence Reed — was caught swimming in front of his place by a patrol boat.
One received the Medal of Honor, but we’re not talking about Joshua Chamberlain.
Maine Memory Network is a website where local historical societies around the state can upload their photos and documents into one centralized, searchable database.
It was supposed to be a project for the ages. In reality, it never turned a profit and now most of it has vanished.
This is the twisting, two-decade-long tale of how Portland’s Monument Square statue came to be.
His diplomatic work consisted mostly of drinking, smoking, dancing with ladies and waving from trains and carriages.
His biological mother was black and, most likely, a slave, owned by his father.
The 40-odd acre, oaken oasis wasn’t always so quiet. It’s the site of the Battle of Deering Oaks.
It was still dark. The only other things moving about were hardcore runners on the Back Cove trail and mosquitoes buzzing around my noggin.