Title

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Portland's native poet, He

Authors

Colin Sargent

Source

Portland Monthly

Date

12-2007

Pages

41

Abstract

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Portland's native poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Maine State Rep. Herb Adams, D-Portland, says that after his death in 1882, children from around the world sent coins to pay for casting his statue in bronze. The statue was dedicated in Portland in 1888. Sealed into its granite pedestal is a copper box containing, among other items, a scroll bearing the children's names.

Subjects

Statues, Longfellow Square Portland, Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

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