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Historical Items

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Item 11798

Graduation memento shadow box, Van Buren, 1906

Contributed by: Abel J. Morneault Memorial Library Date: circa 1906 Location: Van Buren Media: paper

Item 79068

West Peru Grammar School Graduation program, 1950

Contributed by: Peru Historical Society Date: 1950-06-05 Location: Peru Media: Card stock

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Item 8886

Eighth Grade Graduation, Garland, 1951

Contributed by: Garland Historical Society Date: 1951 Location: Garland Media: Photographic print


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Graduation Season

Graduations -- and schools -- in the 19th through the first decade of the 20th century often were small affairs and sometimes featured student presentations that demonstrated what they had learned. They were not necessarily held in May or June, what later became the standard "end of the school year."


Bowdoin College Scientific Expedition to Labrador

"The Bowdoin Boys" -- some students and recent graduates -- traveled to Labrador in 1891 to collect artifacts, specimens, and to try to find Grand Falls, a waterfall deep in Labrador's interior.


Practical Nursing in Waterville

The Maine School of Practical Nursing opened a facility in Waterville in 1957 and continued teaching practical nursing there until about 1980 when changes in the profession and in the state's educational structure led to its demise.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Graduates, Gouldville Elementary, Presque Isle, 1922

Graduates, Gouldville Elementary, Presque Isle, 1922 Contributed by Presque Isle Historical Society Description A group photo of the…

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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Colby College Special Collections

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My Maine Stories

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My 40 years in Forestry and the Paper Industry in Maine
by Donna Cassese

I was the first female forester hired by Scott Paper and continue to find new uses for wood.


First night on the pulp pile at zero degrees, to mill foreman
by Arthur Benedetto

I worked my way up in International Paper, moving from the pick ax pile to a foreman on computers


Rev James Wells Appointment as Chaplain for Maine in Civil War
by David Woodward

Certificate for Rev. Wells commissioned by Gov. Israel Washburn Jr. to serve in Maine 11th Regiment