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Historical Items

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Item 68357

Farmington State Normal School General Rules, c. 1924

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: circa 1924 Location: Farmington Media: Ink on paper

Item 102534

Lincoln Turner's student cadet training jacket, Orono, ca. 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1918 Location: Orono; Waltham Media: Wool/Cotton/Bakelite/Bonze

Item 23908

George Pierce on Bowdoin studies, 1822

Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society Date: 1822 Location: Brunswick; Baldwin Media: Ink on paper

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Independence and Challenges: The Life of Hannah Pierce

Hannah Pierce (1788-1873) of West Baldwin, who remained single, was the educated daughter of a moderately wealthy landowner and businessman. She stayed at the family farm throughout her life, operating the farm and her various investments -- always in close touch with her siblings.


Bowdoin College Scientific Expedition to Labrador

"The Bowdoin Boys" -- some students and recent graduates -- traveled to Labrador in 1891 to collect artifacts, specimens, and to try to find Grand Falls, a waterfall deep in Labrador's interior.


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."

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Cohen Students

Ron Bilancia's quarterly Maine Studies classes worked on this project. All students received instruction on how to handle artifacts and how to scan…

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Life on a Tidal River - Doughty Students

X Students discuss the Flying Torah with Mr. Bill Cook. X Students scan images during a winter break work session at the Bangor Public Library.

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor High Students

… Bangor High Students Barbara Sprague X Joey Klam X

My Maine Stories

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My service in Afghanistan with the Marines and my life today
by Nicholas Krier

My service in Afghanistan with the Marines


My life as a revolutionary knitter
by Katharine Cobey

Moving to Maine and confronting knitting stereotypes


The tradition of lobstering
by Sadie Samuels

I learned to fish from my Dad and will lobster the rest of my life