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Item 70027

William Haley, Jr. farmhouse, Sebago, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Sebago Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Sebago Media: Photographic print

Item 60353

Thomas Richardson farmhouse, Strong, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Strong Media: Glass Negative

Item 8890

Webber family in front of farmhouse, Garland, ca. 1926

Contributed by: Garland Historical Society Date: circa 1926 Location: Garland Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 85215

Reed property, Joseph Reed Farmhouse, Little Chebeague Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Joseph B. Reed Use: Summer Dwelling


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Farm-yard Frames

Throughout New England, barns attached to houses are fairly common. Why were the buildings connected? What did farmers or families gain by doing this? The phenomenon was captured in the words of a children's song, "Big house, little house, back house, barn," (Thomas C. Hubka <em>Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn, the Connected Farm Buildings of New England,</em> University Press of New England, 1984.)


Student Exhibit: A Civil War Soldier from Skowhegan

Alexander Crawford a soldier from Skowhegan, was born in 1839 on a farm on the Dudley Corner Road in Skowhegan. He served in the Civil War and returned to Skowhegan to run the family farm.


William King

Maine's first governor, William King, was arguably the most influential figure in Maine's achieving statehood in 1820. Although he served just one year as the Governor of Maine, he was instrumental in establishing the new state's constitution and setting up its governmental infrastructure.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Thomas Richardson farmhouse, Strong, ca. 1890 Item 60353 infoStrong Historical Society Thomas Richardson farmhouse along the…

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Historic Hallowell - A Chosen Place

… will sit beside what once must have been a farmhouse. One feels in the presence of each house a sense of history, of how numerous other generations…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Thomaston Historical Society

Our building, the General Henry Knox Farmhouse, opens at 7:00 p.m. on meeting days for a social hour prior to the meeting.

My Maine Stories

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Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.


My father's world - the old farm in Richmond, Maine
by Donald C. Cunningham

A story about my father and our family.