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Brunswick, ME ~ Bowdoin College

Bowdoin, ME, settled in 1628, population 20,278, half hour from Portland, ME. Situated at the northern end of the Casco Bay and falls of the Androscoggin River.

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Bowdoin College, established in 1794 by Governor Samuel Adams. Alumni includes, President Franklin Pierce, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathaniel Hawthorne, sexologist Alfred Kinsey, Major General Oliver Otis Howard founder of Howard University, & Dr. Augustus Stinchfield who went on to co-found Mayo Clinic.



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Androscoggin River Swinging Footbridge - originally designed & built by John A. Roebling's Sons Company in 1892, same firm that designed Brooklyn Bridge.


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First Parish Congregational Church. Parish established in 1717. Abolitionist & author, Harriet Beecher Stowe, had a vision of the death of a slave while sitting in Pew 23 during a communion service. The vision became a pivotal element in her book, Uncle Tom's Cabin. Her husband was a professor at Bowdoin College.


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Bowdoin College Museum of Art:


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Mary Frances Searles Science Building at Bowdoin College, circa 1894.


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Modern entrance of Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Circa 2007, deisgned to preserve integrity of original building.


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Bowdoin College Museum of Art, designed by McKim, Mead & White.


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Hawthorne-Longfellow Library at Bowdoin College:


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Hubbard Hall, original library for Bowdoin college:


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Nice photos! Very charming town and college campus.
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good stuff, expat. a buddy of mine went to school here ... i've never seen it. the art museum (old and new) is surprising.

i'd really like to get back to maine and kick my feet up for a while.
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This thread and pictures are simply spectacular, Expat!

Thanks a lot for sharing these beautiful photos of a beautiful place like is Brunswick, in Maine.

I´m wishing to return there. I have never been in that town, but Maine is wonderful. I´ll be there soon, I hope...

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Brunswick and all those Maine coastal towns are just too damn picturesque! I love it -- especially during the holidays when the town is all lit up.
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I can't hear of Bowdoin College without thinking of Joshua Chamberlain, Maine's greatest badass:


photo from Bowdoin College, used on Wikipedia
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The town looks cute in the summer...
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Thanks for the nice comments!
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Ha - that's the college my missus went to. That art gallery is great.
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One of the few larger Maine towns I have not been to. Looks nice.
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Can't look at this thread without thinking about Jeff Daniels' portrayal of Col. Chamberlain in "Gettysburg".
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