Troy R. Bennett
By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 17, 2016, at 11:15 a.m.
By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 17, 2016, at 11:14 a.m.
on Oct. 16, 2016, at 10:18 a.m.
His hands were bound behind his back in his own handcuffs. His revolver was in his right front pants pocket.
on Oct. 15, 2016, at 10:31 a.m.
Michael “Kid” Madden was a 124-pound, 19-year-old rookie when he won 21 games for the National League Boston Red Stockings in 1887.
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.