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Item 68685

Motto book page, Farmington State Normal School, 1886

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: 1887-12-19 Location: Farmington Media: ink on paper

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Item 68722

Motto book page, Farmington State Normal School, 1912

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: 1912 Location: Farmington Media: ink on paper

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Item 80476

Town of Dixfield seal, 1988

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: circa 1988 Location: Dixfield Media: colored pencil drawing on paper

Exhibits

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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.

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Graduation Season

Graduations -- and schools -- in the 19th through the first decade of the 20th century often were small affairs and sometimes featured student presentations that demonstrated what they had learned. They were not necessarily held in May or June, what later became the standard "end of the school year."

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A Celebration of Skilled Artisans

The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, an organization formed to promote and support skilled craftsmen, celebrated civic pride and members' trades with a parade through Portland on Oct. 8, 1841 at which they displayed 17 painted linen banners with graphic and textual representations of the artisans' skills.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Thursday Club

… Item 31232 infoMcArthur Public Library The motto of the Club was "Good the more communicated, the more abundant grows", and originally the…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Changing Times

How very apt is the motto used by Hampden Academy which came from John Hampden’s home county of Buck’s which is “Vestigia nulla retrorsum”—No…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding During and after the Civil War - 1861 to 1900

Pluribus Unum” (“out of many, one,” the motto that appeared in the Great Seal of the United States of America in 1782) proudly on her stern.