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Book Cover, "Songs From The Woods Of Maine", by Julia H. May, 1894

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Strong Historical Society

This book of poetry was written by Julia Harris May (1833-1912), who was born in Strong, the daughter of the Congregational minister, Rev. William May.

After her education at Holyoke Seminary she taught school in Kentucky for eight years. In 1868 she and her sister, Sara Rice May (1835-1888), founded a school in Farmington known as Wendall Institute which was operated for thirteen years. In 1881 they returned to Strong and operated the May School until after Sara's death, which strickened Julia with grief. Many of Julia's saddest and sweetest poems were written in memory of Sara.

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