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

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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Hallowell

Hallowell was a small community on the Kennebec River in what is now Maine. At the time of Martha Ballard's life, it was a province of Massachusetts. Hallowell eventually became part of Augusta, Maine. This was Martha's community during the time of her diary.

Fort Halifax

Fort Halifax was Ephraim's first home in what is now Maine, but at the time, was part of Massachusetts. The Fort was built by the Massachusetts government, and surrounded by 400 acres of woods. The Fort was in disrepair, and after only one year, the government took the fort away from Ephraim. Ephraim moved down the river to Jones Mill, in Hallowell.

Jones Mill

Jones Mill was the first house that Martha and her family used, in what is now Augusta, Maine, but was Hallowell, Massachusetts during her lifetime. They lived there for ten years before Peter Jones took over. The Ballard's...

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