"Cover Story" piece on the Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry in Maine. Growing
"Cover Story" piece on the Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry in Maine. Growing out of the exhausted post-Civil War economy, Grange was created in response to the impact of the expanding American railroad system. At the height of its popularity and success, in the early 1900s, Maine boasted over 60,000 members in about 400 local Granges. There have been 575 different subordinate Granges on record in Maine, but only about 200 remain. The Maine State Grange is headquartered in Augusta. With closeups of Grange leaders in Maine as well as several individual Maine Grange Halls, including the first built in Hampden in 1873.
Haskell, Meg, ""Cover Story" piece on the Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry in Maine. Growing" (2000). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4725.
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