President Harding, Poland Spring, 1921

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President Harding, Poland Spring, 1921

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President Warren Harding (1865-1923) visited Poland Spring in 1921, enjoying the recreation offered by the resort.

Harding, who was elected in 1920, died in office in 1923.

The Ricker family, owners of the resort, began operating an inn informally in 1793. They built the Wentworth Riccar Inn in 1797. By the early 20th century, the popular resort offered golfing, swimming, fresh Maine air, walking trails, horseback riding, the noted Poland Spring mineral water, and other amenities.

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About This Item

  • Title: President Harding, Poland Spring, 1921
  • Creator: Valentine
  • Creation Date: 1921-08-06
  • Subject Date: 1921-08-06
  • Town: Poland Spring
  • County: Androscoggin
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 13 cm x 18 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 448
  • Collection: Wittemann Brothers Postal Card Company collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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