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Three Stanley Mountain Wagons at Poland Spring, 1911

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Three Stanley Mountain Wagons at Poland Spring, 1911

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Three Stanley Mountain Wagons and their crews stand before the garage (former stables) that once stood adjacent to the Riccar Inn (now known as the Presidential) at the Poland Spring Resort in 1911. The Poland Spring Hotels, owned by Hiram Ricker & Sons, operated three of these early steamers to carry visitors and guests with their luggage from the nearby train depot to the hotels and the famed mineral springs. Unlike early internal combustion cars, the Stanleys were quiet and did not emit foul exhaust, and thus could drive up to the main hotel entrance without disturbing guests on the veranda. The steam cars also excelled as hill climbers, making them popular with guests and hoteliers alike in hilly areas.

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  • Title: Three Stanley Mountain Wagons at Poland Spring, 1911
  • Creation Date: 1911
  • Subject Date: 1911
  • Town: Poland Spring
  • County: Androscoggin
  • State: ME
  • Media: Black & White Photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 7.9 x 13.0
  • Collection: Stanley Museum Collection
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Stanley Museum
street: 40 School Street, mailing: PO BOX 77, Kingfield, ME 04947
(207) 265-2729
http://www.stanleymuseum.org

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