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Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum
Title: Nurse Carolyn Grant
Contributed by: Eastern Maine Medical Center
Date: circa 1920
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Owner in 1924: Home for Aged Women
Use: Nursing Home
Address: 16-18 Norwood Street, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: St. Barnabas Hospital
Use: Dwelling - Nurses Home
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.
Rebecca Usher of Hollis was 41 and single when she joined the Union nursing service at the U.S. General Hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania. Her time there and later at City Point, Virginia, were defining experiences of her life.
In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.