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Item 7085

Parade of elephants in Lewiston

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library

Date: circa 1900

Location: Lewiston

Media: phototransparency

Item 98099

Post Office Square, Belfast, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Belfast Historical Society

Date: circa 1875

Location: Belfast

Media: Stereograph

Item 36312

Elias Thomas family, Portland, ca. 1909

Contributed by: An individual through Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1909

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

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Writing on the board, North School, Portland, ca. 1915

Back to School

Public education has been a part of Maine since Euro-American settlement began to stabilize in the early eighteenth century. But not until the end of the nineteenth century was public education really compulsory in Maine.

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Home for Thanksgiving, 1898

Giving Thanks

Cultures from the ancient Greeks and Chinese to contemporary societies have set aside time to give thanks, especially for the harvest. In 1941, the United States set a permanent date for the observance.

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Holstein and Ayrshire bulls, Caribou Fair, ca 1922

Fair Season: Crops, Livestock, and Entertainment

Agricultural fairs, intended to promote new techniques and better farming methods, have been held since the early 19th century. Before long, entertainments were added to the educational focus of the early fairs.

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Southwest Harbor Public Library

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Team of trained moose, Caribou, 1942

Caribou Public Library

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Kneisel Hall, Blue Hill,

Blue Hill, Maine - The Musical Culture of Blue Hill

… Bagaduce Chorale, a small group of singers who gathered at Mary Cheney Gould’s house for the pure joy of singing.

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II

by Earlene Chadbourne


Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima