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Historical Items

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Item 78837

Mechanics Institute of Rumford, ca. 1911

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society Date: circa 1911 Location: Rumford Media: Photographic print

Item 79711

Lounging Room, Mechanics Institute, Rumford, 1911

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society Date: 1911-11-09 Location: Rumford Media: booklet/ink on paper

Item 79389

Mechanics Institute Gymnasium, Rumford, 1911

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society Date: 1911-11-09 Location: Rumford Media: booklet/ink on paper

Exhibits

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Back to School

Public education has been a part of Maine since Euro-American settlement began to stabilize in the early eighteenth century. But not until the end of the nineteenth century was public education really compulsory in Maine.

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Among the Lungers: Treating TB

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.

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Rumford's Notable Citizens in the Civil War

A number of Rumford area residents played important roles during the Civil War -- and in the community afterwards. Among these are William King Kimball, who commanded the 12th Maine for much of the war.

Site Pages

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Hugh J. Chisholm, Sr. - Page 2 of 2

… formed two organizations (The Rumford Mechanics Institutes to direct the facility, and the Institute Land Company to construct the building.) His…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Rumford - Page 3 of 4

Rumford Mechanics Institute of Rumford, ca. 1911Item Contributed byGreater Rumford Area Historical Society Fun and recreational needs of the…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - For The Love Of Paper - Page 1 of 4

Mechanics Institute of Rumford, ca. 1911Item Contributed byGreater Rumford Area Historical Society Hugh J Chisholm was very proud of the…

My Maine Stories

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Canadian immigrant founds worlds largest paper company in 1898
by Hugh J. Chisholm

Hugh J. Chisholm founded International Paper, which was the world's largest paper company in 1898.