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Item 28092

Bible fly leaf, Farmington, 1852

Contributed by: Farmington Historical Society Date: 1852 Location: Farmington Media: Ink on paper

Item 9240

Diary of Thomas Lancaster, New Sharon

Contributed by: New Sharon Historical Committee Date: 1855 - 1867 Location: New Sharon Media: Paper

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Item 22987

School book bag, Mapleton, 1923

Contributed by: Haystack Historical Society Date: 1923 Location: Mapleton Media: Cloth


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John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.