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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Schools

… a meeting house at “the Fort,” a movement for the funding of the school was organized. On August 31, 1791, the act for the incorporation and…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - The Abbott School

But in spite of the lack of funds, the Abbott School continued to educate young men from all over the globe.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Village Schools

Project funding was secured with a $125,000 bond issue, plus gifts of $30,000, in addition to the Randall-Thomas bequest.

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - West New Portland Village Schools

The town would not receive state equalization funds if it continued to operate two high schools. The citizens decided after much debate to approve…

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

The construction and renovation of the proposed buildings for the Normal School commenced in early 1864, but the facilities were not quite ready for…

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Life on a Tidal River - William S. Cohen, The Man and the School

… with federal WPA (Works Projects Administration) funds (approx. $400,000). William S. Cohen was born on August 28, 1940, just a week before the…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Education

Many of the rural schools had funds for supplies and the teacher’s salary that only covered a few weeks. Thus the terms were short.

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Skowhegan Community History - Bloomfield Academy

… was soon sold and the money was added to a trust fund. In 1815 there was a proposal made to the Maine Literary and Theological Institution offering…

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - New Portland Community Library

Our active FOL was responsible for many fund raising activities, including talent shows, musicales at the Herbert Hotel and Winter’s Inn in…

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - About This Project

… pilot effort by Maine Historical Society, under funding from a private foundation, to support community partnerships a few years after Maine Memory…

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Historic Hallowell - Our Work and Our Team

… founders of our City, to the generous patrons who funded our library, built our City Hall, started business, worked in schools, factories and farms.

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Skowhegan Community History - Sister Communities

… pilot effort by Maine Historical Society, under funding from a private foundation, to support community partnerships in the first few years that…

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Maine Railroads

… Berleigh said that they should raise their own funds and build their own railroad. In two months the Aroostook Railroad had been organized.

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Guilford, Maine - Modern History: 1966 to Present

… had ceased to meet, and applications for grant funds to complete water main replacement and downtown revitalization had been rejected.

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Guilford, Maine - Pre-Settlement And The First 100 Years

… on the town has always been generous in supplying funds for educational support. Guilford Center Baptist Church, Guilford, ca.

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Guilford, Maine - BUILDINGS - Page 4 of 5

The community raised the funds needed; grants were written; matching funds were given, and the library addition was becoming a reality.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Early Settlers

As time went on, funds were donated for its care and the Nordica Homestead became the home of many of Lillian’s gowns and other pieces of memorabilia.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Theater

… students and plays to benefit student activity funds (PIK- People Interested in Kids). Sheldon Carlson and Josephine Swann dancing, Swan's…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

In 1902, the town appropriated funds to establish the Islesboro Free Library, located on the second floor of the old Pendleton School house.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - North Church

… held an annual May Day fair, which raised funds to maintain the church until it was passed on to the Farmington Historical Society in 1971.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Strong's History - Page 4 of 4

… the first major breakthrough after the town voted funds for the support of a Department. Chelsea Stewart was the Fire Warden at that time, and he…

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Lincoln, Maine - Mattanawcook Academy

"Mattanawcook Academy - Cobb Fund." Mattanawcook Academy - Cobb Fund: 263-65. Web. 21 Apr. 1971. Kimball, Marion R.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Grand Army of the Republic

The money and funds were used for medical, burial, and housing expenses. Along with purchases for food and household goods, loans were given to help…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - John Crosby

… difficult times when there were insufficient funds to properly support a minister, making it necessary to dismiss their spiritual leaders.