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Historical Items

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Item 69226

History Pageant, Farmington State Normal School, 1924

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: 1924-06-17 Location: Farmington Media: Photographic print

Item 81017

Rebecca Usher on history of military hospital, Pennsylvania, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Portland; Chester Media: Ink on paper

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Item 9428

The Cruiser, Freeport, February 1859

Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society Date: 1859 Location: Freeport; South Freeport Media: paper

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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.


The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

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 <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.


Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

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.

Site Pages

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Skowhegan Community History - Exhibits

… the Skowhegan Middle School have been exploring local history topics for the past eight years. These exhibits are clear evidence of rich learning…

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Skowhegan Community History - Sister Communities

… the exploration, celebration, and digitization of local history. The work produced by Skowhegan, and its sister communities in the project (Mt.

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Skowhegan Community History - A Brief History of the Skowhegan Area

In the 19th century, other local products were manufactured including those made from steel and iron including cider mills, axes, scythes, and other…

My Maine Stories

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The best lobster roll in Maine!
by Debbie Gagnon

The history of Red's Eats and the recipe for our famous Lobster Rolls


21st and 19th century technology and freelance photography
by Brendan Bullock

My work is a mash-up of cutting edge technology and 19th century chemistry techniques.


An allegory about the Vietnam war
by Bill Hinderer

An allegory about my service in the Vietnam War