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Blue Hill, Maine - In Search of the Rustic Life

Hiking was popular and many used handcrafted wooden canes when hiking. Some popular places to hike were Blue Hill Mountain and the Blue Hill Falls…

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Blue Hill, Maine - A Real Downeast County Fair

People with amazing musical talents play on the sound stages. There are many frustrating games that are fun and for a minimal price you can keep…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Educating Blue Hill

Soon the arts became popular, and students began to pay for painting, drawing and music lessons. Other than arts, important courses in the academy…

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Early Maine Photography - Occupational Photography

In mid nineteenth century Maine music was popularized through the efforts of individual musicians and local musical groups, especially bands.

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Waterville Public Library

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

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

A large facility was needed for major musical events. The Maine Music Festivals were held in the auditorium.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Expansion

… and included magicians, dancers, singers, musical vaudeville, acrobats and aerialists, slapstick comedy and musical productions.

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Northeast Harbor Public Library

• Audiovisual materials, including classic works, music, and local history. • A local history collection of materials related to the community and…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Entertainment- Alameda and Opera House

These included the Music Hall, Uptown Theater, Columbia Hall, and our focus, the Bath Opera House, and its precursor, the Alameda.

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

There were several musical organizations, the first group of organized musicians that is recorded was in the late 1800's.

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

… and his movements as easy and responsive to music as those of a youth of today." Martin (1823-1904) pasted the article about his accomplishment in…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Brief History

… educator of his time, and took part in the musical life of the community in which he became its first choir director.” (Music and Musicians on…