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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

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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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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.


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.


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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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.