Valley Farm, Pownal State School, ca. 1937

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Valley Farm, Pownal State School, ca. 1937

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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Peter Bowman noted, "Peaceful farming for the purpose of keeping adult retardates busy (and institutionalized) has been replaced by a modern program .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.

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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

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New Gloucester Historical Society
PO Box 531, New Gloucester, ME 04260
(207) 926-3260

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