Farmington, Maine

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Fairbanks have their own zip code, but they are all still within Farmington's town limits. Climate This climatic (climate) region has large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Farmington has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps. Climate Summary for Farmington, Maine '''Staples Pond''' is located in the town of Temple (Temple, Maine), Maine, in the United States. Some locals prefer to call it "Santa Claus Lake", because of its appearance from the air. Water from Staples Pond flows via Temple Stream to the Sandy River (Sandy River (Kennebec River)) in Farmington (Farmington, Maine), and thence to the Kennebec River.


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and continues to East Wilton, Wilton and Jay. Bikers, Hikers, ATVs, Snowmobiles, and Cross Country Skiers use the Trail. There is also a gas station called Madores. The Zip code is 04992. *'''Farmington Falls'''- Farmington Falls is located at the junction of US Highway 2 and Maine State Route 41 and Maine State Route 156.There are some houses, a church, and a convenience store in the Community. The Sandy River passes through the town too. The zip code is 04940. *'''Fairbanks'''- Fairbanks once

at the 2000 census (United States Census, 2000). Farmington is home to the University of Maine at Farmington. The town is crossed by U.S. Route 2 (U.S. Route 2 in Maine) and state routes 4 (Maine State Route 4), 17 (Maine State Route 17), 133 (Maine State Route 133) and 156 (Maine State Route 156). It borders the towns of Farmington (Farmington, Maine) to the east, Carthage (Carthage, Maine) to the west, Temple (Temple, Maine) to the north, and Jay (Jay, Maine) to the south


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designated a smoking car. The company headquarters and distribution center are located in Newcastle (Newcastle, Maine). There are 16 retail store locations: Bath (Bath, Maine), Belfast (Belfast, Maine), Bridgton (Bridgton, Maine), Camden (Camden, Maine), Damariscotta (Damariscotta, Maine) (two stores), Dexter (Dexter, Maine), Ellsworth (Ellsworth, Maine), Farmington (Farmington, Maine), Gardiner (Gardiner, Maine), Madison (Madison, Maine), Pittsfield, Maine Pittsfield


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Lyman Abbott was born at Roxbury, Massachusetts on December 18, 1835, the son of the prolific author, educator and historian Jacob Abbott. Lyman Abbott grew up in Farmington, Maine and later in New York City. Van Doren, Charles


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was 1794's ''The Harmony of Maine'', which included anthems, fuging pieces, psalms and hymns, a number of which were secular. His songs were distinctively folky and down-to-earth. His contemporary Daniel Read, a Massachusetts-born musician who later moved to New Haven, Connecticut, was a popular musician who supported himself almost entirely off the sale of tunebooks. His first publication was entitled ''The American Singing Book; or, a New and Easy Guide to the Art of Psalmody Devised for the Use of Singing Schools in America''. The title's use of ''psalmody'' is here referring to singing societies which were spreading across the country, and is used without religious connotations. '''Chester Greenwood''' (1858–1937) of Farmington, Maine invented the earmuff (earmuffs) in 1873, at the age of 15. Maine Secretary of State Kid's Page - Famous People He reportedly came up with the idea while ice skating, and had his grandmother sew tufts of fur between loops of wire. Dec. 4, 1858: It Was Very Cold the Day Chester Greenwood Was Born His patent was for improved ear protectors. He manufactured these ear protectors, providing jobs for people in the Farmington area, for nearly 60 years. 230px thumb right A portrait of Supply Belcher, executed during his lifetime (Image:Supply Belcher portrait.jpg) '''Supply Belcher''' (29 March 1751 – 9 June 1836) was an American (United States) composer, singer, and compiler of tune books. He was one of the members of the so-called First New England School, a group of mostly self-taught composers who created sacred vocal music for local choirs. He was active first in Lexington, Massachusetts, then eventually moved to Farmington, Maine. Like most of his colleagues, Belcher could not make music his main occupation, and worked as tax assessor, schoolmaster, town clerk, and so on; nevertheless he was considerably well-known for his musical activities, and even dubbed 'the Handell (George Frideric Handel) sic of Maine' by a local newspaper. Most of his works survive in ''The Harmony of Maine'', a collection Belcher published himself in Boston in 1794. After the war, in 1785, he moved first to Hallowell (now Augusta (Augusta, Maine)), Maine with his family, and then six years later they moved to Farmington (Farmington, Maine), where Belcher remained until his death. He became a prominent citizen, serving as tax assessor, schoolmaster, town clerk, justice of the peace, magistrate, and even representative to the Massachusetts General Court. He was very successful in his musical activities as well: he apparently led Farmington's first choir, and attracted favourable reviews. When writing about the composer in his diary, Rev. Paul Coffin wrote: "Squire Belcher called his singers together and gave us an evening of sweet music." Butler, p. 159 After the 1796 performance of Belcher's ''Ordination Anthem'', parts of which bear resemblance to Handel (George Frideric Handel)'s famous Messiah chorus, a Maine newspaper dubbed the composer 'the Handell of Maine'. Belcher was also active as violinist and singer. He died in Farmington on June 9, 1836. * 1870 Maine Central leased the competing standard gauge Portland & Kennebec Railroad from Portland (Portland, Maine) to Skowhegan (Skowhegan, Maine) as the "lower road" mainline and Skowhegan branch; and completed the "back road" mainline from Royal Junction (Yarmouth, Maine) to Danville Junction (Auburn, Maine). * 1871 Maine Central leased the Belfast (Belfast, Maine) branch, Farmington (Farmington, Maine) branch, and Lewiston (Lewiston, Maine) branch. * 1882 Maine Central leased the European and North American Railway as the Eastern Division mainline from Bangor (Bangor, Maine) to Vanceboro (Vanceboro, Maine); and gained majority stock control of Maine coastal steamboat service. Predecessor lines * The '''Androscoggin Railroad''' was chartered in 1848, and completed a Portland gauge railroad from Leeds Junction (Leeds, Maine) to West Farmington (Farmington, Maine) in 1859. The line was converted to standard gauge upon completion of a standard gauge extension south from Leeds Junction to Brunswick (Brunswick, Maine) in 1861 with a branch from Crowley's Junction to Lewiston (Lewiston, Maine). A bridge across the Sandy River (Sandy River (Kennebec River)) brought the railroad to Farmington in 1870. It was leased as the Maine Central Farmington branch and Lewiston branch in 1871 and purchased in 1911. '''Staples Pond''' is located in the town of Temple (Temple, Maine), Maine, in the United States. Some locals prefer to call it "Santa Claus Lake", because of its appearance from the air. Water from Staples Pond flows via Temple Stream to the Sandy River (Sandy River (Kennebec River)) in Farmington (Farmington, Maine), and thence to the Kennebec River.


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colleagues, Belcher could not make music his main occupation, and worked as tax assessor, schoolmaster, town clerk, and so on; nevertheless he was considerably well-known for his musical activities, and even dubbed 'the Handell (George Frideric Handel) sic of Maine' by a local newspaper. Most of his works survive in ''The Harmony of Maine'', a collection Belcher published himself in Boston in 1794. After the war, in 1785, he moved first to Hallowell (now Augusta (Augusta, Maine)), Maine

with his family, and then six years later they moved to Farmington (Farmington, Maine), where Belcher remained until his death. He became a prominent citizen, serving as tax assessor, schoolmaster, town clerk, justice of the peace, magistrate, and even representative to the Massachusetts General Court. He was very successful in his musical activities as well: he apparently led Farmington's first choir, and attracted favourable reviews. When writing


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in 1861. In 1865 she married E. M. Allen, of New York. In 1866 a collection of her poems was published in Boston. '''Mt. Blue High School''' is a public (Education in the United States) high school (grades 9–12) in Farmington (Farmington, Maine), Maine, United States. The school is a part of Maine School Administrative District 9, and enrolls students from the Maine towns of Farmington (Farmington, Maine), Weld (Weld, Maine), Temple (Temple, Maine), Wilton, Maine

Wilton , Chesterville (Chesterville, Maine), New Vineyard (New Vineyard, Maine), Industry (Industry, Maine), New Sharon (New Sharon, Maine), and Vienna (Vienna, Maine). The school's athletic mascot is the cougar. '''Mt. Blue High School''' is a public (Education in the United States) high school (grades 9–12) in Farmington (Farmington, Maine), Maine, United States. The school is a part of Maine School Administrative District 9, and enrolls students from


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about the composer in his diary, Rev. Paul Coffin wrote: "Squire Belcher called his singers together and gave us an evening of sweet music." Butler, p. 159 After the 1796 performance of Belcher's ''Ordination Anthem'', parts of which bear resemblance to Handel (George Frideric Handel)'s famous Messiah chorus, a Maine newspaper dubbed the composer 'the Handell of Maine'. Belcher was also active as violinist and singer. He died


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'''Staples Pond''' is located in the town of Temple (Temple, Maine), Maine, in the United States. Some locals prefer to call it "Santa Claus Lake", because of its appearance from the air. Water from Staples Pond flows via Temple Stream to the Sandy River (Sandy River (Kennebec River)) in Farmington (Farmington, Maine), and thence to the Kennebec River.


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'''Staples Pond''' is located in the town of Temple (Temple, Maine), Maine, in the United States. Some locals prefer to call it "Santa Claus Lake", because of its appearance from the air. Water from Staples Pond flows via Temple Stream to the Sandy River (Sandy River (Kennebec River)) in Farmington (Farmington, Maine), and thence to the Kennebec River.

Farmington, Maine

'''Farmington''' is the county seat of Franklin County (Franklin County, Maine), Maine, United States. As of the 2010 census (United States Census, 2010), the town population was 7,760. Farmington is home to the University of Maine at Farmington, the Nordica Memorial Auditorium, the Homestead, and the annual Farmington Fair.

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