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Searsport in Waldo County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

First Day at Central School: Circa 1900

(as told by Cecil Card for the Oral History Project)

 

—The Museum in the Streets —

 
First Day at Central School: Circa 1900 Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, August 25, 2011
1. First Day at Central School: Circa 1900 Marker
Inscription. "First came the short white undershirt and underpants. Next came the vest with two rows of buttons the first of which held up the underpants, then the white blouse with a large Buster Brown collar tied with a very wide bow. The second row of buttons on the vest held up the little straight-legged pants. The stockings were long black cotton ones supported by long garters fastened at the top to the undervest. Most of the time about two inches of the garters showed below the pant legs. The shoes were patent leather and the hat a wide brimmed flat crown of light tan straw with 10 inches of black ribbon hanging down the back."

The school in the photograph was dismantled in 1998 and replaced with an administrative building.
 
Erected 2009 by Historic Preservation Committee, the Town of Searsport and the Searsport Community. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Location. 44° 27.608′ N, 68° 55.381′ W. Marker is in Searsport, Maine, in Waldo County. Marker is at the intersection of Mortland Road and Union Street, on the left when traveling north on Mortland Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Searsport ME 04974, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carver Memorial Library
First Day at Central School: Circa 1900 Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, August 25, 2011
2. First Day at Central School: Circa 1900 Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Union Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Growth of Ship Building (about 500 feet away); Civil War Soldiers' Monument (about 600 feet away); Liberty Tree Memorial (about 600 feet away); Main Street, 1875 (about 700 feet away); Making a Living (about 700 feet away); Peter Ward, Ship Carpenter (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Searsport.
 
More about this marker. Marker #2 (of 17) in "The Museum in the Streets". The text on the Marker is in English, followed by a French translation.
 
Categories. Education
 
First Day at Central School: Circa 1900 Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, August 25, 2011
3. First Day at Central School: Circa 1900 Marker
 
 
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