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Item 70646

Christmas Formal, Farmington State Teachers College, 1965

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: 1965 Location: Farmington Media: Photographic print

Item 69266

Suggestions for Students, Farmington State Teachers College, 1951

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: 1951 Location: Farmington Media: ink on paper

Item 25221

John Marshall Brown to sister, 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1864 Location: Folly Island; Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Presque Isle and the Civil War

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.


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.


The Mainspring of Fashion

The mainspring of fashion is the process whereby members of one class imitate the styles of another, who in turn are driven to ever new expedients of fashionable change.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro to pages 133-end

… Spanish Dance, and Circular Waltz; various etiquette and health instructions, and explains the duties of a dance manager, and dances he led or…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Dancing Fraternity, City of Bangor, 1868

Despite changes in society, the need for knowledge of etiquette and propriety continued as ways to assure a good reputation as well as entry into…