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Keywords: Governor Abner Coburn

Historical Items

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Item 12717

Governor Abner Coburn

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1880 Location: Skowhegan Media: Small Cabinet Print

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Hotel Coburn, Skowhegan, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1905 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 10962

Alonzo Coburn, Skowhegan, 1875

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1875 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Student Exhibit: Can You Help Our Free Skowhegan Public Library?

The Skowhegan Free Public Library was built in 1889 with money donated by Abner Coburn and the town of Skowhegan. Mr. Coburn left $30,000 in his will towards the building of the library. In 2005, for the library to fully keep up with their programs need to make some renovations. These changes would allow for more use of technology, more room for children's programs, and provide handicap accessibility.

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Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.

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Sarah Sampson: Caring for Soldiers, Orphans

Sarah Sampson of Bath went to war with her husband, a captain in the 3rd Maine Regiment. With no formal training, she spent the next four and a half years providing nursing and other services to soldiers. Even after her husband became ill and returned to Maine, Sampson remained in the Washington, D.C., area aiding the sick and wounded.

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Skowhegan Free Public Library

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Skowhegan History House

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

… form by the Legislature and approved by Governor Abner Coburn on March 25, 1863. It called attention to the suffering of public education in Maine…