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Contributed by: Waterford Historical Society
Date: circa 1920
Media: black and white photograph
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1860
Location: Hampton Roads; Portland
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Address: 18 Inverness Street, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Virginia A. Wells
Use: Dwelling - Single family
Owner in 1924: Virginia C. Hamilton
Use: Summer Dwelling
Rebecca Usher of Hollis was 41 and single when she joined the Union nursing service at the U.S. General Hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania. Her time there and later at City Point, Virginia, were defining experiences of her life.
George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.
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.