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.
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.