Keywords: Kents Hill School
Contributed by: Washburn Norlands Living History Center Date: 1836-04-10 Location: Readfield; Augusta ; Boston Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1840-08-26 Location: Westport Island; Readfield; Kents Hill Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1840-08-22 Location: Westport Island; Readfield; Kents Hill Media: Ink on paper
Young men and women in the 19th century often went away from home -- sometimes for a few months, sometimes for longer periods -- to attend academies, seminaries, or schools run by individuals. While there, they wrote letters home, reporting on boarding arrangements and coursework undertaken, and inquired about the family at home.
Colby originated in 1813 as Maine Literary and Theological Institution and is now a small private liberal arts college of about 1,800 students. A timeline of the history and development of Colby College from 1813 until the present.
Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.