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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: ink on paper
Contributed by: McArthur Public Library
Date: circa 1864
Media: leather, cotton, glass, metal
From a violin prodigy in her early years to an older woman -- mother of two -- struggling financially, Skowhegan native Mary Elise Fellows White remained committed to music, writing, poetry, her extended family -- and living a life that would matter and be remembered.
Published women authors with ties to Maine are too numerous to count. They have made their marks in all types of literature.
When Brooklin, located on the Blue Hill Peninsula, was incorporated in 1849, there were ten school districts and nine one-room school houses. As the years went by, population changes affected the location and number of schools in the area. State requirements began to determine ways that student's education would be handled. Regardless, education of the Brooklin students always remained a high priority for the town.