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Historical Items

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Item 52003

Biddeford High School, Alfred Street, ca. 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1910 Location: Biddeford Media: Postcard

Item 31236

Mark Gould report card, Biddeford, 1854-55

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1855 Location: Biddeford Media: Ink on paper

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Item 33831

Grammar schools graduation program, Biddeford, June 1928

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1928-06-24 Location: Biddeford Media: Ink on paper

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Architecture & Landscape

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Item 110241

Biddeford High School proposed addition, Biddeford, 1972

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1972 Location: Biddeford Client: City of Biddeford Architect: Wadsworth, Boston, Dimick, Mercer & Weatherill

Item 110233

Biddeford High School addition, Biddeford, 1971-1972

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1971–1972 Location: Biddeford Client: City of Biddeford Architect: Wadsworth, Boston, Dimick, Mercer & Weatherill

Online Exhibits

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Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

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May Baskets, a Dog, and a Party for Children

Two women thinking intruders were coming into their Biddeford Pool home, let the dog out to chase them away. Later, they discovered the truth about the noise at their door.

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Graduation Season

Graduations -- and schools -- in the 19th through the first decade of the 20th century often were small affairs and sometimes featured student presentations that demonstrated what they had learned. They were not necessarily held in May or June, what later became the standard "end of the school year."

Site Pages

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Site Page

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - EXHIBITS

… of New England SHIPBUILDING IN BIDDEFORD BIDDEFORD'S MOVERS & SHAKERS THE CIVIL WAR & BIDDEFORD THE THURSDAY CLUB ARTISTS AND INVENTORS OF…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Biddeford's Movers & Shakers

… Movers & Shakers Photograph by Jaimee Beatson, Biddeford High School X Why do we see the name "Thacher" everywhere in Biddeford? Where did we…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - EXPLORE the history of Biddeford, Maine...

BHP 2009-2010 team members from Biddeford High School Project Aspire, Biddeford Historical Society, and McArthur Public Library.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Bob "Coach" Cote: Highlights from life of a Biddeford legend
by Bob "Coach" Cote

Bob talks about growing up in Biddeford, sports, the fire of 1947, and closing of St. Louis High.

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Tammy Ackerman: Falling in love with Biddeford
by Biddeford Cultural and Heritage Center

Someone "from away" who fell in love with Biddeford and contributed to its transformation

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Aurore Morin & Huguette Paquette: immigrating to Biddeford
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

The experience of a young mother and her teenage sister making the transition from Quebec to Maine.

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Longfellow Studies: "Christmas Bells"

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
The words of this poem are more commonly known as the lyrics to a popular Christmas Carol of the same title. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote "Christmas Bells" in December of 1863 as the Civil War raged. It expresses his perpetual optimism and hope for the future of mankind. The poem's lively rhythm, simple rhyme and upbeat refrain have assured its popularity through the years.

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Longfellow Studies: "The Poet's Tale - The Birds of Killingworth"

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Science & Engineering, Social Studies
This poem is one of the numerous tales in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Tales of the Wayside Inn. The collection was published in three parts between 1863 and 1873. This series of long narrative poems were written by Longfellow during the most difficult personal time of his life. While mourning the tragic death of his second wife (Fanny Appleton Longfellow) he produced this ambitious undertaking. During this same period he translated Dante's Inferno from Italian to English. "The Poet's Tale" is a humorous poem with a strong environmental message which reflects Longfellow's Unitarian outlook on life.

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Longfellow Studies: "Haunted Houses"

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
Longfellow's collection The Courtship of Miles Standish and other Poems was published in 1858. It sold 250,000 copies in two months and over 10.000 copies in London on the first day; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was extremely popular during his lifetime. "Haunted Houses" is a work from that collection. It is a poem that is especially appealing around Halloween. The poem welcomes the reader to a place where "The spirit-world around the world of sense floats like an atmosphere . . ."