Keywords: flood Parker
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Contributed by: Skowhegan History House
Date: circa 1870
Media: Photographic print
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."
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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John Hubbard), Obadiah Williams, James Parker, Issachar Snell, Stephen Barton (brother-in-law of Martha Ballard and great-grandfather of civil war…
Prominent local businessman and politician Joseph Parker Bass and Ezra L. Stearns helped incorporate Maplewood Park, and its original architecture…
A freshet is described as a flash flood or flood resulting from a spring thaw. These freshets battered crops, homes and mills.