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The Fort Upon the Hill, 2004

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The Fort Upon the Hill, 2004 / Maine Historical Society

This site of Fort Sumner is on the brow of Munjoy Hill between Sumner Court and Shailer School. According to Greater Portland Landmarks' "Munjoy Hill Historic Guide," "During the Revolution, there was an earthworks nearby, called 'The Great Fort Upon the Hill'. Of course, the sunrise comes up in the East so many have assumed that the site of Fort Allen Park is what Longfellow envisioned. Needless to say, the sunrise would be visible from Sumner as well.


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