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Historical Items

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Item 27503

Walton Mill Pond and Walton Mill, Farmington, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Farmington Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Farmington Media: Photographic print

Item 27482

Walton Mills and Walton Pond, Farmington, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Farmington Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Farmington Media: Photographic print

Item 27467

Walton Mill on Walton Pond, Farmington, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Farmington Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Location: Farmington Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Passing the Time: Artwork by World War II German POWs

In 1944, the US Government established Camp Houlton, a prisoner of war (POW) internment camp for captured German soldiers during World War II. Many of the prisoners worked on local farms planting and harvesting potatoes. Some created artwork and handicrafts they sold or gave to camp guards. Camp Houlton processed and held about 3500 prisoners and operated until May 1946.

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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Farmington's First Grist Mill

The grist mill allowed the first crops of wheat and corn to be milled into flour, which greatly increased the kinds of food the settlers ate, as well…

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - West New Portland Village

Clergyman A.P. Allen Physicians & Surgeons J.P. Walton Merchant Tailor J. Knowlton & Son Dealer in Livestock Col. A. Plummer “ “ “ A.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Mexico - Page 3 of 3

The next to come was the Walton School, then the Kingdom School located in Backingdom. In 1894, both the Kimball School and the six room Central…