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Wadsworth-Longfellow house and store, Portland, 1786

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Wadsworth-Longfellow house and store, Portland, 1786 / Maine Historical Society

According to Charles Calhoun's <em>Longfellow: A Rediscovered Life</em>, "Wadsworth established himself as a merchant in town. He built a barn and store on the well-traveled route leading to the town's hay scales. By January 1785, he had opened for business, advertising in the Falmouth Gazette "an assortment of goods" available on credit, in exchange for lumber, or for public securities of every kind."

 

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