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Item 31088

Thursday Club car in parade, Biddeford, 1916

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1916-09-16 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

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Jacob Abbott and Fewacres, Farmington, 1903

Contributed by: Farmington Public Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Farmington Media: Engraving, ink on paper

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Public Library, Bar Harbor, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1935 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Postcard


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A Brief History of Colby College

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.


Le Théâtre

Lewiston, Maine's second largest city, was long looked upon by many as a mill town with grimy smoke stacks, crowded tenements, low-paying jobs, sleazy clubs and little by way of refinement, except for Bates College. Yet, a noted Québec historian, Robert Rumilly, described it as "the French Athens of New England."


Writing Women

Published women authors with ties to Maine are too numerous to count. They have made their marks in all types of literature.

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Colby College Special Collections

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Prominent Women

For seven years she was the literary editor of the Daily Advertiser. After 1881 she and her husband lived in Tuckahoe, New York.

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Maine's Road to Statehood - 1790s: A Growing Movement

organized. Daniel Davis, one of the movement's literary leaders, published An Address to the Inhabitants of the District of Maine Upon the Subject…