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Valley Farm, one of two farms at Pownal State School in New Gloucester, helped provide beef, milk, pork, poultry and vegetables to the facility for the developmentally disabled.
Some residents did farm work.
A 1959 report by Superintendent Peter Bowman noted, "Peaceful farming for the purpose of keeping adult retardates busy (and institutionalized) has been replaced by a modern program . . ."
Valley Farm closed in 1967.
About This Item
- Title: Valley Farm, Pownal State School, ca. 1937
- Creation Date: circa 1937
- Subject Date: circa 1937
- Town: New Gloucester
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 17 cm x 24.5 cm
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Hospitals--Maine--New Gloucester
- Farms--Maine--New Gloucester
- Pineland Farms, Inc. (New Gloucester, Me.)
- Pineland Hospital and Training Center (New Gloucester, Me.)
- Pineland Center (New Gloucester, Me.)
- Mental institutions--Maine--New Gloucester
- Maine School for the Feeble-Minded (1908-1925)
- Pineland Center (1973-1996)
- Pineland Hospital and Training Center (1957-1973)
- Pownal State School (1925-1957)
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PO Box 531, New Gloucester, ME 04260
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