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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Dirigo Writing Book, Farmington, 1887

… Description The school composition book called the "Dirigo Writing Book for Common Schools" was published in Portland by Loring, Short…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Scrap & Sketch Book 2: 1864-1866

… Historical Society and Maine State Museum In the book he labeled "Scrap & Sketch Book," John Martin veered from the format he used in his Journal…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - White's Graded School Series, Complete Arithmetic book, 1870

White's Graded School Series, Complete Arithmetic book, 1870 Contributed by Farmington Historical Society Description Complete Arithmetic…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - SEE NOTES "What the book said to the Boy". Library bookmark.

SEE NOTES "What the book said to the Boy". Library bookmark. Contributed by Farmington Public Library Description Commercially printed…

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Surry by the Bay - Surry Village School

Until 1939 the only reference book in the school was a Lincoln Library book, which was shared by the students.

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Surry by the Bay - Resources

Resources BOOKS Bonsey, Osmond C. Surry, Maine: An informal History, Surry Historical Society, 2003. Jellison, Connee.

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Surry by the Bay - Phebe Fowler: A Woman of Property

… record of Leila’s passing, other than the Surry book of births, deaths and marriages held in the Town Hall vault.

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Surry by the Bay - Sawmills of Cunningham Ridge

Maine Register, State Year-book and Legislative Manual. No. 34 - June 1903 (copyright 1903) The City of Ellsworth Register, with Surry and Blue Hill…

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Surry by the Bay - Broadway by the Bay

Woodward, Colin. The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier. New York: Penguin Books, 2004. Print.

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Surry by the Bay - Early Settlement

Early Settlement Copy of Surry and Ellsworth map, ca. 1880Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Border Dispute Originally, Surry…

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Surry by the Bay - Surry Today

Surry Today Home to about 1,300 residents, Surry today is a vibrant town boasting an active, creative, and diverse citizenry, many of whom are…

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Surry by the Bay - Weathervane Dispute

Weathervane Dispute New Surry Grammar School, 1952Item Contributed bySurry Historical Society Text by Lynn Bonsey Images contributed by Surry…

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Surry by the Bay - Early Twentieth Century

Early Twentieth Century Daily Living During the Jazz Age of 1920s, Surry had some specialized schools, including a dancing school and a singing…

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Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

Nineteenth Century 'Melissa Trask,' 1884Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Shipbuilding Seafaring enterprises played a major role in…

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Surry by the Bay - Welcome

Welcome Come to SurryItem Contributed bySurry Historical Society Welcome to the Hancock County coastal community of Surry.

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Surry by the Bay - Late Twentieth Century

Late Twentieth Century Scenic view of Patten Bay, Surry, ca. 1960Item Contributed bySurry Historical Society Changes By 1950, Surry's…

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Surry by the Bay - About The Project

About The Project Our team is comprised of Surry Elementary School, the Surry Historical Society, and several Surry residents.

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Surry by the Bay - History of Surry

History of Surry Item Contributed bySurry Historical Society Text written by Lynn Bonsey, with sections adapted from Surry, Maine: An informal…

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Surry by the Bay - Surry Opera Company

Surry Opera Company Opera Company's Tenth Anniversary festival schedule, Surry, 1994Item Contributed bySurry Historical Society Text by Kate…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - SEE NOTES "John Bunyon's Dream Story". Publishers promotional postcard. 1913.

… Advertisement postcard for a children's book "John Bunyon's Dream Book: the Pilgrim's progress retold for children and adapted to school reading"…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Farmington Social Library, Regulations, ca. 1900

This does not list the requirements for becoming a member of the Library. Note the rule on multivolume works : "...if the book so lost or injured be…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Balloon liftoff memorial, Presque Isle, 1981

… Governor Joseph Brennan signed the guest book at the site where the Double Eagle II balloon lifted off from Presque Isle on August 11, 1978 and…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Civil War era soldier's garb, ca. 1866

… Museum Description In a "Scrap & Sketch Book" he began writing in 1864, John Martin (1823-1904), a Bangor accountant and shopkeeper…

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Life on a Tidal River - Football Oracle Page 3

… created for the Bangor Highschool Oracle which was their year book. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.