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Item 9445

Horse-drawn school teams, Caribou, ca. 1928

Contributed by: Caribou Public Library

Date: circa 1928

Location: Caribou

Media: Postcard

Item 21400

Beach School, Lincolnville, ca. 1892

Contributed by: Camden Public Library

Date: circa 1892

Location: Lincolnville

Media: Photographic print

Item 68910

Cadet Teaching Brochure, Farmington State Normal School, ca. 1944

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF

Date: circa 1944

Location: Farmington

Media: ink on paper

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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.

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Students on porch, Farmington State Normal School, ca. 1928

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.

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Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

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Fales Edgarton House, Thomaston, ca. 1870

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Raymond Wallace

How’d you get heating? We had woodstoves but it only kept one room warm. My wife had it harder than I did. WIFE- I lived in St.