Troy R. Bennett
on Oct. 14, 2016, at 12:31 p.m.
William and Sarah Blake are buried somewhere in the Grand Trunk Cemetery. But nobody knows just where.
on Oct. 13, 2016, at 12:48 p.m.
By day, he was a carpenter, hammering away at houses around town. After dark, he played his fiddle for dancers, drinkers and folks trying to forget their daily woes.
BENNETT THERE DONE THAT
on Oct. 13, 2016, at 3:07 a.m.
The nasty nature of the news can’t penetrate our mutual bond of motorcycles, dirt-road adventure and campfire flames.
By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 12, 2016, at 4:42 p.m.
on Oct. 12, 2016, at 4:14 p.m.
The American prisoners of war on board were very ill with malnutrition, dysentery and fever — 20 men were already dead. In Portland’s hospital, 21 more died.
on Oct. 11, 2016, at 10:22 a.m.
Legend has it, the neighborhood kids were not kind to Crispus Graves and they would throw rocks at his horse when he passed by.
By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 10, 2016, at 10:13 a.m.
By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 10, 2016, at 10:01 a.m.
on Oct. 10, 2016, at 10:01 a.m.
Until sometime this spring, you could see his vandalized but still lovely headstone in the Western Cemetery. It had a carved palette and paintbrushes on it.
on Oct. 09, 2016, at 10 a.m.
The ship sank and all three were drowned. Stonehouse’s body washed ashore a few days later in Cape Elizabeth.
By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 08, 2016, at 7:33 a.m.
on Oct. 07, 2016, at 12:55 p.m.
Captain Joseph Greenleaf was appointed the first keeper of Portland Headlight by George Washington. That must have been awesome, but the government stiffed Greenleaf for the first two years.
By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 07, 2016, at 12:55 p.m.
on Oct. 07, 2016, at 12:33 p.m.
The victorious Enterprise towed the Boxer to Portland and both men were laid side by side, with great reverence, in the Eastern Cemetery.
on Oct. 06, 2016, at 10:50 a.m.
Was he a soldier or spy, diplomat or civil servant? We’ll probably never know.
By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 06, 2016, at 10:39 a.m.
on Oct. 05, 2016, at 12:06 p.m.
Thomas Bolton worked hard from an early age. By the time Bolton was 8, he was driving his stepfather’s oxen back and forth from Windham to Stroudwater.
on Oct. 04, 2016, at 2:38 p.m.
In 1986, city workers entered the tomb while replacing the old iron gate and preparing to brick-up the door. The tomb was empty.