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Big Stories from Two Little Towns


Brownfield Denmark Elementary School, 3rd grade,



In 1947 there was a devastating fire that almost completely destroyed the town of Brownfield. Fourth graders heard many stories about the fire, including firefighter John Pandora's story of being knocked out, falling in a hole and the fire passing over him. There were also acounts of lumber mills and log-rolling on the Saco, and cooking over a woodstove.



Mural materials: acrylic paint and permanent marker on birch ply panels


collaborators: Brownfield Historical Society, the Denmark Arts Center and community elders


grant support: the Davis Foundation and the Maine Community Foundation





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