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Historical Items

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Item 70282

Dyar rural school building, Strong, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Strong Media: Photographic print

Item 69477

Rural Free Delivery Driver, Strong, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: Strong Media: Photographic print

Item 103727

Rural Letter Carriers Association of Aroostook meeting, Houlton, 1911

Courtesy of Henry Gartley, an individual partner Date: 1911-05-30 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Reading, Writing and 'Rithmetic: Brooklin Schools

When Brooklin, located on the Blue Hill Peninsula, was incorporated in 1849, there were ten school districts and nine one-room school houses. As the years went by, population changes affected the location and number of schools in the area. State requirements began to determine ways that student's education would be handled. Regardless, education of the Brooklin students always remained a high priority for the town.

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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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Otisfield's One-Room Schoolhouses

Many of the one-room schoolhouses in Otisfield, constructed from 1839 through the early twentieth century, are featured here. The photos, most of which also show teachers and children, were taken between 1898 and 1998.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Rural Free Delivery Driver, Strong, ca. 1915 Item 69477 infoStrong Historical Society Rural free delivery service began in the…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Dyar rural school building, Strong, ca. 1910 Item 70282 infoStrong Historical Society Dist.# 1 Dyar School building served as…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… had as many as eight district schools to provide rural education, but children within a couple miles of the village attended the Village School.

My Maine Stories

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Story

My father's world - the old farm in Richmond, Maine
by Donald C. Cunningham

A story about my father and our family.

Story

Working as a telephone operator in the 1940s
by Doris Tardy

Working as a telephone operator in 1946 was new and exciting, and challenging.

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Kim's famous homemade potato donuts
by Kim Smith

Sharing my potato donut memories and recipe