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Contributed by: Moosehead Historical Society
Location: Kineo Township
Contributed by: Friendship Museum
Media: paper brochure
Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.
Tuberculosis -- or consumption as it often was called -- claimed so many lives and so threatened the health of communities that private organizations and, by 1915, the state, got involved in TB treatment. The state's first tuberculosis sanatorium was built on Greenwood Mountain in Hebron and introduced a new philosophy of treatment.
By the second half of the 20th century, skiing began to enjoy unprecedented popularity. Pleasant Mountain in Bridgton (later Shawnee Peak) was Maine's foremost place to join the fun in the 1950s and 1960s.
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Savage Family Hotel Page Images -III Brochure for the Grey Rock Inn, Northeast Harbor, ca. 1950 Item 81717 infoMount Desert Island Historical…
Savage Family Hotel Page Images -III Brochure for Rock End Hotel, Northeast Harbor, ca. 1910 Item 81719 infoMount Desert Island Historical…
Sources: Presque Isle Historical Society. “A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Presque Isle, Maine”. Brochure. Presque Isle, 2007.