The following articles were taken from past issues of our municipal newsletter, Portland... On the Move, and are listed according to dates of publication. The original monthly column was called Portland History, Carved in Stone.
| Building of Arrigoni Bridge
| Churches - 1896
| Connecticut River
| History - 1896
| Portland Quarries |
- Doris examines three families who lived in the John Worthington House. A sailing pilot, a fatal car crash, and one of the mechanical innovators of the Indian Motorcycle.
- Building 584 Main Street. Fascinating insight into the building of a house in the 1770s.
- Want to do some research on the history of your house? Doris shows you how.
- Two Curious Ministers. Doris wonders why two ministers of the 18th century chose to build their houses where they did.
- Doris focuses in on one Stephen Tom of Chatham, a local Indian who served in the Revolutionary War. Stephen Tom Road, in Portland, was named after him.
- While relating the tragic tale of the unexpected demise of Mr. Charles Williams, Doris paints a picture in words describing what a familiar section of Portland looked like in the early to mid-nineteenth century.
- Want to see a section of Main Street that still portrays what Portland looked like in the 1890s? This article describes where to look, and some of the history behind the buildings and sites.
- Doris gives another tour of historical Portland - but this time she does it through the Historical Society's Calendar. Learn the scoop about the houses portrayed.
- Doris Sherrow explores the lives of Job Bates (the man who built her house in the 18th century) and some of his children. A fascinating look at real people who were impacted by the French and Indian War and the American Revolution.
- Meet John Elsworth, the man responsible for the "Meadows" section of Main Street.
- Alfred Allen's Creations. How an old photo of a Federal style house leads Doris into a somewhat vivid experience of the past.
- Cato Freeman. Doris Sherrow shares some insight on the life of a black slave who once lived in Portland. As his name suggests, he was eventually emancipated, having served in the Revolutionary War.
- Historic Site Markers (Part 2). Bill and Chris Sullivan complete their report on Historic Site Markers.
- Historic Site Markers (part1). Bill and Chris Sullivan gave us this summary of some Historic Site Markers around town. A terrific help in finding where they are.