In August of 1942, a blip appeared on Navy radar. What they reportedly found when they went to investigate was haunting.
Wind, water, sun and time erased most of his wooden statues. There’s almost nothing left of his life’s work.
He was the Republican who lost to FDR in 1940. He’d been a Democrat until the year before.
The story behind how it ended up here, in an under-insured city auditorium starts before the Civil War.
Portland trivia: There are no lighthouses anywhere in the city.
When the 20 million gallon Munjoy Hill reservoir burst, the ensuing torrent destroyed two houses and killed four people.
He had hundreds of them crawling around the studio where he gave music lessons.
The sculptures can be seen in Portland, Harpswell and Washington, D.C.
John Alfred Poor got frostbite and pneumonia on his grueling trek to bring trains from Canada to Portland.
The sailors came back one night, three weeks later, with a 6-pound cannon. They fired it into King’s house.