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Blue Hill, Maine - Jonathan Fisher: Unlocking the Person Beyond the Parson

… copies of ) over 3,000 sermons, and many types of writings on liturgical subjects. He also served his ministerial calling by producing a book with…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - "A Society Lady of 1889," Bangor

… case is not costly but shows that the wearer is a person of fine taste which a poor person has the priviledge to enjoy if they make a study of the…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Arvida Hayford, Bangor, ca. 1867

He wrote of Hayford, "The gentleman below has been noted as the hero of profligacy in Bangor for 25 years. I have given his person & expression…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Charles K. Savage (1903-1979): The View from Asticou - Page 6 of 6

He continued writing, creating many detailed and illustrated personal letters with his observations and analyses of local issues while also…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Maine's Pauper Laws and the Cumberland Overseers of the Poor

… the males were to be instructed to read, write and perform basic arithmetic, while the females were to be taught to read and write.

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Stanley Museum

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

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John Martin: Expert Observer - "Representing every particular:" John Martin's Reflections, Illustrations, and Commentary - Page 1 of 2

The Journal that he began writing in 1864, and the scrapbooks he wrote between 1864 and 1889 afford a remarkable record of Bangor, Hampden…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Discover the Story of Blue Hill - Page 1 of 4

On June 21, 1814, Fisher writes “About 100 hands collected & assisted in raising my house, with plank sides, which went up well & no person was…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Prominent Women

… include personal stories and comments in her writing based on the challenges that she faced being a female traveler in Europe.

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Life on a Tidal River - Four Important Women of Bangor

“Kline, Christina Baker, 1964- (Person) - Colby College Libraries.” Kline, Christina Baker, 1964- (Person) - Colby College Libraries, Colby College…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - The Patten Free Library

… the Patten Free Library's own website, the editor writes, “Mildred C. Wright donated $150,000 for the construction of a new wing to house a…

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Lincoln, Maine - Aaron Woodbury

… a ‘why’ question, research the answer, and write a response answering the question.” Why did Aaron Woodbury choose Lincoln to make a settlement…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Kennebec Proprietors Biographies

He was well versed in business, politics, writing, and science. He was the author of the majority of company pamphlets and official communications.

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Mercy Hospital - The Spanish Flu

… as many in our country as they are in France.” Writing Foster just a week later, his friend Manola Gilman of Cumberland Mills noted “you boys are…

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Mercy Hospital - School of Nursing - Page 3 of 3

… program in these years. A grateful patient writing in 1967 singled out “Miss Cyr Junior Student” for excellent conduct, and continued…

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Lincoln, Maine - Telegraphs & Telephones

… still have a town caller and would still be writing notes. Works Cited "The History of the New England Telephone and Telegraph Co., Lincoln." 2nd…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Old House (circa 1820-2013)

According to writings by A.C. Savage’s grandson Charles K. Savage (1903-1979) who owned and operated the Asticou Inn properties between 1922-1963…

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Lincoln, Maine - Jeremy Nelson

At the time of his death, he was getting ready to write a book about Lincoln’s history. Jeremy was a big part of Lincoln’s history because he took…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Dancing Fraternity, City of Bangor, 1868

The dates vary in Martin's writing. The bylaws at the end further expand Martin's sense of the propriety and social status of dancing, as he calls…

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Lincoln, Maine - Other Early Hospitals

Print. “South Lincoln Nursing Home .” From the Personal Collections of Beckie Goodwin. Print. “Stratton Hospital .” From the Personal Collections of…

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Lincoln, Maine - Gordon's Fox Farms

… topic and what you know about this era to write a journal or diary entry pretending to be a person from back then” Day 1 (November 17, 1938) We…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Educating Blue Hill

… in the academy included English, Latin, Greek, writing, the art of speaking, logic, philosophy, geography, arithmetic, and geometry.

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Lincoln, Maine - MacGregor's Spool Mill

… topic and what you know about this era to write a journal or diary entry pretending to be a person from back then." Excerpts from the journal of…

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Mercy Hospital - Mercy & the Community

… I received there.” A South Portland resident writing in 1964 went even further. After a three-day stay following an operation, “I have never, in…