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.
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.
Alice Greely didn’t run when the British attacked in 1775. As a result, her tavern was one of the few places left standing afterward.
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.
The Abyssinian Meeting House is the only Underground Railway stop in Maine recognized by the National Park Service.