Keywords: school song
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Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF
Date: circa 1914
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media
Media: Glass Negative
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."
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.
French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.
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The cover of Songs from the Woods of Maine, by Julia H. May in 1894, is shown at right, with the poem, The Happy Hills of Strong, from that book.
There they recorded six songs for a record album entitled Stars Over Stevens. Nothing is known of the individual singers. The Serenaders from 1965.
Online Items Book Cover, "Songs From The Woods Of Maine", by Julia H. May, 1894 Item 67535 infoStrong Historical Society This book of poetry…