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Historical Items

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Item 101668

Elihu Washburne on school and measles at Kents Hill, 1836

Contributed by: Washburn Norlands Living History Center Date: 1836-04-10 Location: Readfield; Augusta ; Boston Media: Ink on paper

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Item 80298

Letter to Sarah Tarbox from brother Valentine, 1840

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1840-08-26 Location: Westport Island; Readfield; Kents Hill Media: Ink on paper

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Item 80275

Letter to Sarah Tarbox from her future husband, 1840

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1840-08-22 Location: Westport Island; Readfield; Kents Hill Media: ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Away at School: Letters Home

Young men and women in the 19th century often went away from home -- sometimes for a few months, sometimes for longer periods -- to attend academies, seminaries, or schools run by individuals. While there, they wrote letters home, reporting on boarding arrangements and coursework undertaken, and inquired about the family at home.

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A Brief History of Colby College

Colby originated in 1813 as Maine Literary and Theological Institution and is now a small private liberal arts college of about 1,800 students. A timeline of the history and development of Colby College from 1813 until the present.

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Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.

Site Pages

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Elusive Championship

… by Kim Martin (now Kim Haggan), Hampden beat Fort Kent to secure a spot in the Maine State Championship game.

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Surry by the Bay - History of Surry

“Could you get it called Kent or Surry or indeed a short name of your choice, twould be more acceptable.” Surry it became and the town was…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Arthur R. Gould

This route also included Presque Isle. Gould traveled to his customers’ sites by cart and horse. The trip from Old Town to Fort Kent would take five…