Keywords: Government Pricing Administration
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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1933
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Norway Historical Society
Location: South Portland
Media: Ink On paper
A fire and two men whose lives were entwined for more than 50 years resulted in what is now considered to be "the Jewel of Portland" -- the Austin organ that was given to the city of Portland in 1912.
Tuberculosis -- or consumption as it often was called -- claimed so many lives and so threatened the health of communities that private organizations and, by 1915, the state, got involved in TB treatment. The state's first tuberculosis sanatorium was built on Greenwood Mountain in Hebron and introduced a new philosophy of treatment.
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.
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Rationing Gas The OPA, the Office of Price Administration, was in charge of rationing, and it issued tips for rationing.
… the British and commanded to bear a part in the administration of their affairs being (as they say) within their jurisdiction; on the other hand…