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Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF
Media: ink on paper
Title: Mount Desert Reading Room
Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library
Date: circa 1910
Location: Bar Harbor
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1916
Media: Ink on paper
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.
Throughout the history of the state, residents have protested, on paper or in the streets, to increase rights for various groups, to effect social change, to prevent social change, or to let their feelings be known about important issues.
Mainers, like residents of other states, had differing views about slavery and abolition in the early to mid decades of the 19th century. Religion and economic factors were among the considerations in determining people's leanings.