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Item 7278

Dunkertown School, South Otisfield, ca. 1924

Contributed by: Otisfield Historical Society Date: circa 1924 Location: Otisfield; Otisfield Media: Photographic print

Item 6681

Children inside Danville Corner School

Contributed by: Androscoggin Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Auburn; Danville Media: Photographic print

Item 7299

Gore School, Otisfield, ca. 1921

Contributed by: Otisfield Historical Society Date: circa 1921 Location: Otisfield; Otisfield Media: Photographic print


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Otisfield's One-Room Schoolhouses

Many of the one-room schoolhouses in Otisfield, constructed from 1839 through the early twentieth century, are featured here. The photos, most of which also show teachers and children, were taken between 1898 and 1998.


Reading, Writing and 'Rithmetic: Brooklin Schools

When Brooklin, located on the Blue Hill Peninsula, was incorporated in 1849, there were ten school districts and nine one-room school houses. As the years went by, population changes affected the location and number of schools in the area. State requirements began to determine ways that student's education would be handled. Regardless, education of the Brooklin students always remained a high priority for the town.


Back to School

Public education has been a part of Maine since Euro-American settlement began to stabilize in the early eighteenth century. But not until the end of the nineteenth century was public education really compulsory in Maine.

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Friendship Museum

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Lincoln, Maine - Lincoln Center school, ca. 1950

… school was built in 1926 to replace an older one-room schoolhouse. The old school is still standing and is now the Lincoln Center Church of God.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… path of education changed dramatically when this schoolhouse was constructed in 1900. Rural district schools became a thing of the past.