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Item 64267

Principal C.C. Rounds, Farmington State Normal School, 1868

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF

Date: circa 1868

Location: Farmington

Media: Photographic print

Item 64331

Farmington State Normal School, ca. 1880s

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF

Date: circa 1880

Location: Farmington

Media: Photographic print

Item 64403

George C. Purington, Farmington State Normal School, 1907

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF

Date: 1907-11-08

Location: Farmington

Media: Photographic print

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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.

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Westbrook Seminary students, ca. 1855

Westbrook Seminary: Educating Women

Westbrook Seminary, built on Stevens Plain in 1831, was founded to educate young men and young women. Seminaries traditionally were a form of advanced secondary education. Westbrook Seminary served an important function in admitting women students, for whom education was less available in the early and mid nineteenth century.

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Khadija Guled, Portland, 2009

400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people—the Wabanaki—permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.

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Farmington State Normal School, 1870

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

Founding of the Farmington State Normal School Normal Schools (the now-obsolete term once used to describe institutions whose purpose it was to…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Education

… Farmington Normal School Farmington State Normal School, 1870In the rear of the Normal School Building the old Farmington Academy Building can…

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1794 map of Farmington

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Brief History

And the Normal School would be the catalyst for improved education in the public sector. Farmington is a proud community – proud of their downtown…