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Historical Items

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Mystery Corner Item

Item 17734

Leroy Nason and friend, Cape Cottage, 1913

Mystery Corner Item Who is with Leroy Nason?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1913 Location: Cape Elizabeth Media: Photographic print

Item 17391

Cape Cottage Casino, ca. 1860s

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Cape Elizabeth Media: Photographic print

Item 4002

Cape Cottage Casino, Cape Elizabeth, ca. 1898

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1898 Location: Cape Elizabeth Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

Exhibit

The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.