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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 8750

North Waterford School, ca. 1914

Contributed by: Waterford Historical Society

Date: 1914

Location: North Waterford

Media: Photographic print

Item 29306

Laughton School, Hallowell, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Joan Mosher Hague through Hubbard Free Library

Date: circa 1930

Location: Hallowell

Media: Photographic print

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West Brooklin School, ca. 1929

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.


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.


Blue Hill Academy graduates, 1894

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."

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Village School student body, Strong, ca. 1895

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - 1895 Village School

This building was vacated, and later sold to the Grange, when a larger school building was built high on the riverbank in 1900.

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Dyar rural school building, Strong, ca. 1910

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Early Schools

… Exhibits The early schools of Strong were called rural or district schools and were situated in various areas of the community to accommodate the…

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Strong Public School and Randall-Thomas Gymnasium, Strong, ca. 1951

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - 1951 School

In 1969, Mt. Abram Regional High School consolidated high school students from five northern Franklin County towns, including Strong, into one…

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Catching live bait with Grandfather

by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.


Growing up DownEast

by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast