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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Early Settlers

Early Settlers Click the icon for a map of the locations of early settler's homesteads X By Nancy Porter, Researcher & Page Creator With images…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - The Abbott School

The Abbott School Item Contributed byFarmington Historical Society The Abbot Family came to Farmington in 1836 when Jacob Abbot purchased “Few…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Railroad into the Village

Railroad into the Village The railroad reached Farmington by the end of 1859, but the depot was on the West side of the river.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Culture

Culture Click the icon to see locations of cultural sites in Farmington (past and present) X Artifact research and descriptions by Jean…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Farmington's Agricultural Pursuits

Farmington's Agricultural Pursuits In the early 1800’s, as farms became more established, crops in Farmington expanded to include clover for cattle…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Lowell's General Store & the Railroad

Lowell's General Store & the Railroad E.H. Lowell, West Farmington, MaineThis stencil was used to mark crates and barrels.Item Contributed…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Jacob Abbott

Jacob Abbott By: Christopher Brennick, Secondary Education major, Social Studies concentration, University of Maine at Farmington, Class of 2010…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Farmington's First Grist Mill

Farmington's First Grist Mill View across pond to Walton's MillItem Contributed byFarmington Historical Society The first mill was located on…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Founding of the Farmington State Normal School

Founding of the Farmington State Normal School Normal Schools (the now-obsolete term once used to describe institutions whose purpose it was to…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Corn Canning Industry

Corn Canning Industry E. S. Dingley Corn Shop crew and huskers, Farmington Falls, ca. 1900Item Contributed byFarmington Historical Society By…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - People

People Since its founding, Farmington has been the home to strong, creative, and talented citizens who have shaped the history of the area, the…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - WWI Impact on Farmington's Agriculture

WWI Impact on Farmington's Agriculture As many local men left town to fight, the government created a “Deferred Classification” designation for men…