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The University of Maine saw approximately 1,000 students and alumni serve in World War I and 3,900 serve in World War II. Both wars had a strong effect on the university and its students; the desire to honor those who had served and to memorialize those who had died led to various activities on campus. After the end of World War I, funds were raised to erect the Memorial Gymnasium and Armory and after World War II, those who had died were honored in a volume titled "University of Maine, World Wa...
Fay Hyland was a professor of botany at the University of Maine, joining the faculty there in 1926 and serving until 1965. He was born in Portland, Michigan, on March 10, 1900, received a B.S. degree in forestry from Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in 1925 and an M.S. degree in forestry from the University of Maine in 1929. His research included study of the anatomy of wood, diseases of potatoes, apples and blueberries, and shade and forest trees. Fay Hyland died on...