Objects & Places from A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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Hallowell

This was a small community on the Kennebec River in what is now Maine.

Fort Halifax

This was Ephraim's first home in what is now Maine, but at the time, was part of Massachusetts.

Jones Mill

This was the first house that Martha and her family used in what is now Augusta, Maine, but was Hallowell, Massachusetts during her lifetime.

Howard's Farm

This was the second place the Ballards lived in in Hallowell.

Ballard's Corner

This is the location of Ephraim and Martha's final house.

The Hook

This was the location of many of the merchants and stores.

Lambard's Tavern

This sometimes served as the local courthouse.

Pollard's Tavern

One of the two local pubs where young people would meet and men would discuss politics.

Kennebec River

This was the river that Martha traveled by boat or over ice while attending deliveries.

Pownalboro

This is the city...

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