Keywords: Local history
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Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Location: Portland; Chester
Media: Ink on paper
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.
After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner Bowdoin, which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.
The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.
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… the Skowhegan Middle School have been exploring local history topics for the past eight years. These exhibits are clear evidence of rich learning…
… the exploration, celebration, and digitization of local history. The work produced by Skowhegan, and its sister communities in the project (Mt.
In the 19th century, other local products were manufactured including those made from steel and iron including cider mills, axes, scythes, and other…