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Item 9848

Arbor Day, St. Agatha, 1923

Contributed by: Ste. Agathe Historical Society Date: 1923 Location: Saint Agatha; Saint Agatha Media: Photographic print

Item 69265

Arbor Day Program, Farmington State Normal School, 1887

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: 1887-05-10 Location: Farmington Media: ink on paper

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Item 65834

Arbor Day, Farmington State Normal School, 1917

Mystery Corner Item What are Liz and Muriel's last names?

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: 1917-05-14 Location: Farmington Media: Photographic print


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A Focus on Trees

Maine has some 17 million acres of forest land. But even on a smaller, more local scale, trees have been an important part of the landscape. In many communities, tree-lined commercial and residential streets are a dominant feature of photographs of the communities.


We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

Farmington's Normal School -- a teacher-training facility -- opened in 1863 and, over the decades, offered academic programs that included such unique features as domestic and child-care training, and extra-curricular activities from athletics to music and theater.


Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Village Schools

… the old schoolhouse; the picnic on the last day, Arbor Day, and a Friday afternoon when the primaries and intermediate grades hung Maybaskets.