In partnership with the Maine Memory Network Maine Memory Network

Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

Mary Palmer, Farmington State Normal School, 1930

Contributed by Mantor Library at UMF
MMN Item 64270 Item Details
Mary Palmer, Farmington State Normal School, 1930
MMN Item 64270 Zoom


Mary Palmer was a teacher in the Home Economics department from 1924-1929 at the Farmington State Normal School. Her short tenure on campus had a lasting impact. A devoted gardener, Mary Palmer cultivated a flower garden behind the Home Economics Cottage.

A year after Mary's untimely death in 1934, the garden was named for her. The garden as it exists today, between Preble and Ricker Halls, retains the original sign and sundial. In this photo dated 1930, Mary is seated in the garden.

View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.