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Life on a Tidal River - Bass Park: A History of Fillies, Fame, and Fun

… include the Bangor State Fair, a recreational and agricultural fair, beginning in 1883, where large animal owners show off their stock.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - North Church

… 1898, the Women's Alliance held an annual May Day fair, which raised funds to maintain the church until it was passed on to the Farmington…

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Cumberland Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Bob Marley

His first show was at a local health fair. Once he graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington in 1992, he continued his career in comedy.

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

It began as an Agricultural Fair were people brought animals to auction off and show, while people would bring fruits and veggies from their garden.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Railroad into the Village

… those persons who may wish to attend the State Fair at Augusta. August 25, 1870: Up to Tuesday night, 20th, the Railroad Company had driven about…

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Lincoln, Maine - Ballard Hill School, Lincoln, ca. 1930

Burr, 4th grade; Mrs. Whittier, 5th grade; Miss Fairly, 6th grade; Miss Graves, 7th grade; Miss Adams, 8th grade; Mr.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Dixfield - Page 4 of 5

… which had very few houses until around 1942, was fairly flat. The wind swept fiercely across these plains before buildings and trees obstructed it…

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Guilford, Maine - Pre-Settlement And The First 100 Years

Always a traditional agricultural fair, it was held on the Saturday following Labor Day and featured livestock judging, horse and oxen pulling, and…

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Lincoln, Maine - Methodist Church

… whole congregation, turkey pie suppers, craft fairs, putting on plays, selling hot dogs at the Homecoming parade, and riding on the parade float.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Village Schools

… lunches at the mills, had booths at the county fair, and sold chances on quilts and other donated items.

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

Shortly after families used their agricultural skills for survival, they began to expand these skills to business levels.