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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Founding of the Farmington State Normal School

… to describe institutions whose purpose it was to train school teachers) first appeared in the United States in 1839, where their success influenced…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Education

The Training School Mallett Training School This school will be replaced within the next year or two Farmington Historical Society As the…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - John Frank Stevens

With almost no formal training in the area he quickly began working his way up the ranks. His tasks in the field began easy at first, simply…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Discover the Story of Blue Hill - Page 4 of 4

… them with snow in boxes and shipping them by train from Ellsworth to Boston. Some farmers hung on and there were at least five commercial dairies…

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Blue Hill, Maine - A Real Downeast County Fair

… and community, the culmination of hard work and training, the beginning of school. It is an opportunity for well over 40,000 people to come…

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Guilford, Maine - Early Manufacturing - Page 2 of 3

… were built on Oak Street and a new mill store and training office was opened on Elm Street. In 1996, the Leonard Saulter Facility was constructed…

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Lincoln, Maine - World War I

A dough boy is a specially trained soldier who is able to fight one on one with the enemy. This is unlike most soldiers who fight in tanks or in…

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Surry by the Bay - Surry Opera Company

… Opera Company Walter Nowick--farmer, Juilliard-trained pianist, Zen teacher, son of Russian immigrants, witness to the aftermath of the bombing of…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

This system of automobile and train ferries continued until the Carlton Bridge was built at the south end of downtown in 1927.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Intersection of Centre and Washington

The Carlton Bridge is now only used for trains, and the Sagadahoc Bridge now acts as the way to cross the Kennebec River by car, foot, or bicycle.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Skyline Farm - Making and Preserving History

… Loring writes that the minister’s children “were trained to habits of industry and economy so as to be examples to those of his flock”.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Our Shared History - Page 3 of 4

Many trains stopped there each day to pick up local products, or to deliver dry goods, furniture and other items to local residents.

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Prince Memorial Library

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Peru

A train from lower Maine and Massachusetts runs along the Androscoggin River the whole length of the town on its way to Rumford.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Brief History

As the popularity of train transportation grew, it allowed more isolated residents to enjoy cultural activities in other larger communities.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - "Main Streets" of North Yarmouth and Cumberland

… were established at the tracks near the Route 9 train intersection, but because of its isolated location, both shut down after several years.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Early Settlers

… world through opera, where Wilhelmina was being trained in voice. Wilhelmina’s career was cut short with a fatal disease; this devastated the…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Agriculture

(More about Lowell's Store) The train stopped at the creamery in West Farmington to load cans of milk and cream, which were bound for the Turner…

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Lubec, Maine - Building the Roosevelt Bridge to Campobello - Page 1 of 3

… across the two miles from Eastport, Maine’s train terminal. The Narrows between their beloved island and Lubec merited not a second thought.

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Otisfield Historical Society

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