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Hiawatha Story Card 3

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Hiawatha Story Card 3 / Maine Historical Society

As Henry grew older, his visits to the Gorham farm included the eight mile drive to Sebago Lake. Not far from Sebago Lake is Lovewell's Pond. At age thirteen Henry wrote "The Battle of Lovewell's Pond." He also became familiar with the Native American legends of that pond and Sebago Lake where the "Images," a great granite cliff seventy feet above the water, carries rock tracings of Native American lore. "Who knows but Hiawatha may have had its beginnings" in these early stories (Edwards, 144).

 

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