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

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The Lay of the Land - Undulations, 2004

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The Lay of the Land - Undulations, 2004 / Maine Historical Society

It is fascinating to stroll in Longfellow's beloved Deering's Woods today to see the border of the athletic fields and courts which are built on what used to be the tidal area that flowed under Deering's Bridge. The lay of the land definitely suggests the old shoreline of the Woods as it touches the flat which is used for recreational purposes today. One can easily dismiss the baseball field and the tennis courts and imagine the tidal area that Longfellow knew so well.

 

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