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Item 14784

Bicycle Club members, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Media: Photographic print

Item 9767

Bicycles at Philpot's Store, Springvale, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Springvale Media: Photographic print

Item 78796

Portland-Monson Slate Company, Monson, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: Monson Media: Photographic print


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A Craze for Cycling

Success at riding a bike mirrored success in life. Bicycling could bring families together. Bicycling was good for one's health. Bicycling was fun. Bicycles could go fast. Such were some of the arguments made to induce many thousands of people around Maine and the nation to take up the new pastime at the end of the nineteenth century.


The Swinging Bridge: Walking Across the Androscoggin

Built in 1892 to entice workers at the Cabot Manufacturing Corporation in Brunswick to move to newly built housing in Topsham, the Androscoggin Pedestrian "Swinging" Bridge or Le Petit Pont quickly became important to many people traveling between the two communities.


"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan..." Waterville, 1911

Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Estelle M. Tatterson (1852-1934)

Tatterson (1852-1934) Red Cross cart in bicycle parade, Biddeford, 1917 Item 31001 infoMcArthur Public Library In eulogizing her, a friend…

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Skowhegan Community History - Skowhegan Then and Now

…   Our movie on Skowhegan Then and Now Bicycle ClubItem Contributed bySkowhegan History House This movie was part of our heritage studies.

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Owls Head Transportation Museum

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