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Head of Skowhegan Island, from Elm Street, about 1870

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1870 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print


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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."


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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Historic Hallowell - In Sickness and in Health

John Hubbard), Obadiah Williams, James Parker, Issachar Snell, Stephen Barton (brother-in-law of Martha Ballard and great-grandfather of civil war…

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Life on a Tidal River - Bass Park: A History of Fillies, Fame, and Fun

Prominent local businessman and politician Joseph Parker Bass and Ezra L. Stearns helped incorporate Maplewood Park, and its original architecture…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Agriculture

A freshet is described as a flash flood or flood resulting from a spring thaw. These freshets battered crops, homes and mills.