Keywords: Dancing Class
At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.
Alanson Mellen "Mellie" Dunham and his wife Emma "Gram" Dunham were well-known musicians throughout Maine and the nation in the early decades of the 20th century. Mellie Dunham also received fame as a snowshoe maker.
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.
… lumber merchant, whom he described as "among a class of risky and reckless men." Martin, who wrote and illustrated five volumes of recollections…
… Educational Society Kim Colbeth's 3-5 grade class exploring Baird's Quarry in the fall of 2011 as part of the Swan's Island history unit.
Kids at the quarry Swan's Island 3-5 grade class on an old quarry boilerItem Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Kim Colbeth's 3-5…