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My Lost Youth: Longfellow's Portland, Then and Now

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Birthplace of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1896

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Birthplace of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1896 / Maine Historical Society

Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine on February 27, 1807. His parents were temporarily living with his father's sister, Abigail Longfellow Stephenson. Because her husband, Captain Samuel Stephenson, was away at sea, the young couple moved in to keep her company.

 

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