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Historical Items

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Item 15614

Madawaska Training School, 1891

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1891 Location: Madawaska Media: Photographic print

Item 76534

Angeline Morneault, Madawaska Training School math teacher, Fort Kent, 1928

Contributed by: Blake Library Special Collections Date: 1928 Location: Fort Kent Media: Photographic print

Mystery Corner Item

Item 76537

Madawaska Training School faculty, Fort Kent, 1927

Mystery Corner Item Who is that unnamed faculty member?

Contributed by: Blake Library Special Collections Date: 1927 Location: Fort Kent Media: Photographic print


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We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

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.


Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."


Carlton P. Fogg, Advocate for Vocational Education

Carlton P. Fogg (1899-1972) was passionate about vocational and technical education. While teaching at the high school level in Waterville, Fogg's lobbying and letter-writing helped create the Kennebec Valley Vocational Technical Institute in 1969.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - History of Presque Isle

… to the Aroostook State Normal School that trained teachers, a public library sponsored by the Andrew Carnegie Foundation, the Aroostook Valley…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 1 of 4

In the 19th century the sole classroom teacher was usually an unmarried young woman, sometimes with students even older than herself.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Growing Up in Masardis - Page 1 of 4

In grade school, she had three teachers, who, as she tells me, were all very good teachers. They taught her the usual ABC’s, singing, penmanship, and…

My Maine Stories

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Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II


Service in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan by MAJ Adam R. Cote
by Adam R. Cote

Military Service has had a deep impact my life


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