Anna Fairbank was born in Portland and has remained here all here life. She grew up “under the bridge” in a community composed mostly of new immigrants. Anna Fairbank provides a fascinating social history of the town of Portland, CT. Able to view the town from many perspectives (both “under the bridge” and “uptown”), her stories reveal a fascinating, true-to-life account of Portland shortly after the quarries closed.
Marroquin-Ceron, Julia and Levitt, William, "Anna Fairbank" (2009). Oral Histories and the Portland Brownstone Quarries. Paper 5.
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