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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow miniature, ca. 1840

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow miniature, ca. 1840 / Maine Historical Society

As a young boy Henry Wadsworth Longfellow would spend his school and summer vacations at his grandfather's farm in Gorham. Judge Longfellow had a reputation as a storyteller narrating tales of wars, Indian fights, and the legends of the time. Henry, his brothers, and Stephenson cousins would fish in Indian Camp Brook or the Curtis River (Stroudwater River) about a mile away or hunt in the Gorham woods.

 

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