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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1900
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Strong Historical Society
Media: Ink on paper
Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.
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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The Bicentennial Logo was drawn by Ralph Copeland, a local artist. The logo depicts a few significant points in the heritage of Strong including: a…
Welcome Farmington History Online logo designed by Melanie Taylor Coombs X Farmington is a vibrant community in the western foothills of Maine…
… of Husbandry, hence the "P of H" on the organization's logo. The National Grange was one of the first formal groups to admit women to membership.