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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Farmington's Agricultural Pursuits

Farmington's Agricultural Pursuits In the early 1800’s, as farms became more established, crops in Farmington expanded to include clover for cattle…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Bob Marley

Bob Marley By Noor Hussein​. The University of Maine at Farmington, class of 2022 Robert Cochrane Marley Jr. (a.k.a.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Jacob Abbott

Jacob Abbott By: Christopher Brennick, Secondary Education major, Social Studies concentration, University of Maine at Farmington, Class of 2010…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Farmington's First Grist Mill

Farmington's First Grist Mill View across pond to Walton's MillFarmington Historical Society The first mill was located on Temple Stream at…

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

Founding of the Farmington State Normal School Normal Schools (the now-obsolete term once used to describe institutions whose purpose it was to…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Corn Canning Industry

Corn Canning Industry By 1913, Maine employed 7,000 people in corn factories, one-third of them women.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Meeting House Park

Meeting House Park By Jane E. Woodman—a program presented to the Farmington Historical Society, July 27, 2020 In 1802 Mr.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - People

People Since its founding, Farmington has been the home to strong, creative, and talented citizens who have shaped the history of the area, the…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - WWI Impact on Farmington's Agriculture

WWI Impact on Farmington's Agriculture As many local men left town to fight, the government created a “Deferred Classification” designation for men…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - John Frank Stevens

John Frank Stevens By Christopher Webb, Secondary Education major, Social Studies concentration, at University of Maine Farmington, Class of 2010…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Stephen Titcomb and the Settlement of the Sandy River Valley

Stephen Titcomb and the Settlement of the Sandy River Valley By Cindy Stevens, avid historian, member of Farmington Historical Society, second grade…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Chester Greenwood

Chester Greenwood By Nancy Porter, author of "Chester . . . More than Ear Muffs" Chester Greenwood, one of Farmington’s most famous citizens, was…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - About Us

About Us The Maine Community Heritage Project (MCHP) Team for Farmington is comprised of The Farmington Public Library, The Farmington Historical…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Measuring Rock

Measuring Rock The Measuring Rock Story In 1776, at the encouragement of Thomas Wilson, Stephen Titcomb and four other residents of Topsham, Maine…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Franklin County Agricultural Fair

Franklin County Agricultural Fair There were many categories for judging at the fair. The men showed the animals, while the women showed off their…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - 1840 U.S. Census Questions

1840 U.S. Census Questions Below are some of the questions asked in the 1840 U.S. Census. 1. What is the number of your horses and mules? 2.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - North Church

North Church Center Meetinghouse, Farmington, ca. 1860Farmington Historical Society Early settlers, representing five denominations, met their…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Carolyn Stone

Carolyn Stone By Cassandra Richardson, Secondary Education major, Social Studies concentration, University of Maine at Farmington, Class of 2010…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Places

Places Nestled in the western foothills of Maine, Farmington's rich history is embodied in its unique landscape and buildings.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Welcome

Welcome Farmington History Online logo designed by Melanie Taylor Coombs X Farmington is a vibrant community in the western foothills of Maine…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Elizabeth Akers Allen, née Chase

Elizabeth Akers Allen, née Chase Compiled from article on Wikipedia Elizabeth Anne Chase was born in 1832 in Strong, Maine.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Titcomb Ski Slope, Farmington, ca. 1950

Titcomb Ski Slope, Farmington, ca. 1950 Contributed by Farmington Historical Society Description View of Titcomb Ski Slope including the…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Titcomb Ski Slope, Farmington, ca. 1960

Titcomb Ski Slope, Farmington, ca. 1960 Contributed by Farmington Historical Society Description Aerial view of Titcomb Ski Slope in…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Lydia Abbott Titcomb and Pine Tree Cottage, Farmington, ca. 1875

Lydia Abbott Titcomb and Pine Tree Cottage, Farmington, ca. 1875 Contributed by Farmington Historical Society Description Pine Tree…