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.
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.
George Purington, Principal of the Farmington Normal School and President of the Library Association, delivered the welcoming remarks.
Kelsey, Charles C. Rounds, George C. Purington. X The bill presented by the Committee was enacted in a slightly amended form by the Legislature…