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Item 10293

Rabbet plane, ca. 1789

Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: circa 1789 Location: Winthrop Media: Beech wood

Item 10292

Broad axe, Alna, ca. 1800

Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: circa 1800 Location: Alna Media: Forged Iron

Item 28445

Brick from Montpelier, Thomaston, 1794

Contributed by: Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum Date: circa 1794 Location: Thomaston Media: Brick


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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.


Blueberries to Potatoes: Farming in Maine

Not part of the American "farm belt," Maine nonetheless has been known over the years for a few agricultural items, especially blueberries, sweet corn, potatoes, apples, chickens and dairy products.


Westbrook Seminary: Educating Women

Westbrook Seminary, built on Stevens Plain in 1831, was founded to educate young men and young women. Seminaries traditionally were a form of advanced secondary education. Westbrook Seminary served an important function in admitting women students, for whom education was less available in the early and mid nineteenth century.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Regional and Town History

The first white settlers arrived in the late eighteenth century, drawn by the abundance of fish and game, timber, waterpower, and farm land.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 2 of 4

The Eighteenth Century Resettlement occurred in the fall of 1702 when eight men, likely accompanied by their families, sailed from Lynn to Black…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

Downtown from 1759 to 1815 The center of shipbuilding activity and settlement in the latter half of the 18th century was in what is now known as the…