Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.
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.
Everybody came to the picnic because it was the last thing before school started. Families had this picnic lunch because they could not afford to…
… small building is the Shanty Restaurant with Sadie's Lunch next to it. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.