Keywords: local theater
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Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF
Media: ink on paper
Contributed by: McArthur Public Library
Date: circa 1915
Media: Glass Negative
Lewiston, Maine's second largest city, was long looked upon by many as a mill town with grimy smoke stacks, crowded tenements, low-paying jobs, sleazy clubs and little by way of refinement, except for Bates College. Yet, a noted Québec historian, Robert Rumilly, described it as "the French Athens of New England."
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.
Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.
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It re-opened on Saturday, March 1, 2009. The theater still has three screens. The first movies that played at the re-opened theater were: “There Will…
… Society Like hundreds of other summer stock theaters popping up in vacation locales of New England in the 1920s and '30s, the Surry Theater…
… along the saw, was short and referred to by locals as a "snap-dragon." Around 1906 Hollis bought a steam engine from the Blue Hill Inn.