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Historical Items

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Item 16344

Skowhegan Football Team, 1933

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: 1933 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 21618

Skowhegan Free Public Library and Elm Street, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Skowhegan Free Public Library through Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1940 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 11856

Bloomfield Academy Building, Skowhegan, 2003

Contributed by: An individual through Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1840 Location: Skowhegan Media: Color print scanned in grayscale

Exhibits

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Student Exhibit: Bloomfield Academy

In 1842, the new Bloomfield Academy was constructed in Skowhegan. The new brick building replaced the very first Bloomfield Academy, a small wooden building that had been built in 1814 and served as the high school until 1871. After that, it housed elementary school classes until 1980.

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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.

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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.

Site Pages

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Skowhegan Community History - Skowhegan Then and Now

Skowhegan Then and Now   Our movie on Skowhegan Then and Now Bicycle ClubItem Contributed bySkowhegan History House This movie was part of…

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Skowhegan Community History - Exhibits

Exhibits Our Town Skowhegan, Maine X Students at the Skowhegan Middle School have been exploring local history topics for the past eight years.

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Skowhegan Community History - Contact Us

Contact Us Laura Richter Skowhegan Area Middle School lrichter@msad54.org 207-474-3339 http://www.msad54.org/sams

My Maine Stories

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My 40 years in Forestry and the Paper Industry in Maine
by Donna Cassese

I was the first female forester hired by Scott Paper and continue to find new uses for wood.

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Mosher family history and my career at S.D. Warren
by Abbott Mosher

My family settled the Westbrook region and I am a 4th generation paper maker at S.D. Warren.

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Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman