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Item 64397

Purington Hall, Farmington State Normal School, 1936

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF

Date: 1936

Location: Farmington

Media: Photographic print

Item 64401

Purington family, Farmington, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF

Date: circa 1890

Location: Farmington

Media: Photographic print

Item 10506

Converse Purington, Bowdoinham, 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1880

Location: Bowdoinham

Media: Photoprint

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Item 70341

Assessor's Record, 91-95 Pleasant Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Heirs & Widow of Marshall H. Purington

Use: Land only

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Students on porch, Farmington State Normal School, ca. 1928

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.


Hiram Church, Presque Isle, 1861

Presque Isle and the Civil War

Presque Isle had fewer than 1,000 residents in 1860, but it still felt the impact of the Civil War. About half of the town's men went off to war. Of those, a third died. The effects of the war were widespread in the small community.

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Cutler Memorial Library dedication, Farmington, 1903

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Cutler Memorial Library dedication, Farmington, 1903

George Purington, Principal of the Farmington Normal School and President of the Library Association, delivered the welcoming remarks.

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Farmington State Normal School, 1870

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Founding of the Farmington State Normal School

Kelsey, Charles C. Rounds, George C. Purington. X The bill presented by the Committee was enacted in a slightly amended form by the Legislature…

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Cottage baby with student nurse, Farmington, ca. 1947

Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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