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Historical Items

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Item 15614

Madawaska Training School, 1891

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1891 Location: Madawaska Media: Photographic print

Item 67323

Instructors building, Little Chebeague Island, 1947

Contributed by: National Archives at Boston Date: 1947-10-11 Media: Photographic print

Item 18908

Pleasant Mountain ski instructor, ca. 1965

Contributed by: Shawnee Peak Ski Area through Ski Museum of Maine Date: circa 1965 Location: Bridgton Media: Photographic print

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111534

Alexander Bower house and studio, Cape Elizabeth, 1922

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1922 Location: Cape Elizabeth Client: Alexander Bower Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Online Exhibits

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Surgeon General Alonzo Garcelon

Alonzo Garcelon of Lewiston was a physician, politician, businessman, and civic leader when he became Maine's surgeon general during the Civil War, responsible for ensuring regiments had surgeons, for setting up a regimental hospital in Portland, and generally concerned with the well-being of Maine soldiers.


Skiing Pleasant Mountain

By the second half of the 20th century, skiing began to enjoy unprecedented popularity. Pleasant Mountain in Bridgton (later Shawnee Peak) was Maine's foremost place to join the fun in the 1950s and 1960s.


Away at School: Letters Home

Young men and women in the 19th century often went away from home -- sometimes for a few months, sometimes for longer periods -- to attend academies, seminaries, or schools run by individuals. While there, they wrote letters home, reporting on boarding arrangements and coursework undertaken, and inquired about the family at home.

Site Pages

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Carolyn Stone

She was the very first physical training instructor at the school, specializing in calisthenics and kinesiology.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - People

… UMF graduate and first physical training instructor at the school, specializing in calisthenics and kinesiology Business and Political Leaders…

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Lincoln, Maine - Mattanawcook Academy

The first instructor, Joseph True, wouldn’t have been the first instructor if the school was never built.

My Maine Stories

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Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II


My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima