Sociography: How Mainers Work, Live and Play

Acadia National Park, Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Bar Harbor, Bath, Belfast, Blue Hill, Boothbay Harbor, Brunswick, Bucksport, Buxton, Calais, Camden, Canton, Caribou, Castine, Chisholm, Corinna, Damariscotta, Dixfield, Ellsworth, Farmington, Fort Fairfield, Freeport, Gardiner, Gorham, Gray, Hallowell, Haynesville, Hinckley, Houlton, Jay, Lewiston, Limestone, Lincoln, Livermore Falls, Machias, Madawaska, Madison, Mars Hill, Monmouth, New Sharon, North Jay, Old Orchard Beach, Portland, Presque Isle, Rangeley, Readfield, Rockland, Rumford, Saco, Sebago, Skowhegan, Thomaston, Topsfield, Van Buren, Vienna, Waldoboro, Waterville, Wayne, Wilson Lake, Wilton, Winthrop, Wiscasset, Maine
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'A record of the travels of the pioneer sociography class of the Farmington State Teachers' College 1947 Summer Session.' 'Through Maine sociography one learns at firsthand of Maine people, their history, their contributions to culture, how they live and earn their living.' 'The 16 student members represented 14 counties of Maine. They travelled over 2000 miles from Biddeford Pool to Fort kent and from Rumford Falls to Calais.' 'Textile mills, shoe factories, granite quarries, cement plants, and shipbuilding employ thousands of Maine citizens.' 'On the fertile farms of Maine we see full-blooded beef and dairy cattle, apple orchards, and varied crops, including corn, beans, potatoes, blueberries, and many others. And even more important, we meet the people who live there.' 'At Bowdoin College' 'Farmington State Teachers' College' 'On Washington State Normal School campus' 'The wealth of Maine's sea and shore can be seen at Jonesport, Rockland, and Boothbay.' 'Lake Webb, at the foot of Mt. Tumbledown, is typical of Maine's physical features. On the slopes of such mountains and around such lakes, grow the forests of pine and hardwood which supply the lumber and wood products' mills that abound in our state.' 'The Honorable Horace A. Hildreth, Governor of Maine, though busy with affairs of state, takes time to discuss problems.'
Tape is in good condition, but transfer is EXTREMELY poor quality. // Original footage is 16mm. Film donated to University of Maine. See collection folder. // Factual film record of a summer state-wide tour, of various industries and locales, with recent graduates of a teacher's college. After the tour, each participant wrote a report about some aspect of the trip. NHF has copies of these paper records, which are extensive and contain much background. //

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