POOR FARM History Project
An open, web & community-based history project to gather historical information about poor farms - aka ALMSHOUSES; aka TOWN FARMS.  While primarily focused on the history of Maine Poor Farms, initially, also interested in info & discussion on any poor farms anywhere. 
Below is an excerpt from, "A Collection of Edward Little's Letters" by Robert Taylor, on the founding of the Lewiston Town Farm.  Edward Little was among Lewiston/Auburn's most prominent early citizens. 
The Lewiston Town Farm operated until 1964 making it the latest operating such facility in Maine.

Lewiston Town Farm-founding notes by Edward Little-AND-Co-History-OCT-1993