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Item 82377

Appalachian Trail Cook Tent, Millinocket, 1935

Contributed by: Maine Conservation Corps

Date: 1935

Location: Millinocket; Lakewood

Media: Photographic print

Item 101126

River drivers' camp, West Branch Penobscot River, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Norcross Heritage Trust

Date: circa 1900

Media: Photographic print

Item 23732

Boy Scout, Falmouth Foreside, 1921

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Date: 1921

Location: Falmouth

Media: Glass Negative

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Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.


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Northport Hotel, ca. 1900

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."


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Noon Lunch, Eagle Lake, 1911

Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

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Indian encampment, Bar Harbor, 1881

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Indian Encampment: Behind the Scenes

-Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, 8/23/1884 Life behind Wabanaki sale tents was at least as lively as it was in front of and within them…

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Champlain Society, Mount Desert Island, 1881

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Champlain Society - Page 1 of 2

… and pitched their six canvas tents: a parlor tent, kitchen, pantry, three medium-sized sleeping tents, and one small tent.

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Isaiah Welch, Strong, ca. 1865

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Soldiers Of The Civil War

Eventually he safely made it back to his group's tents. He was a farmer in Strong after the war and died June 8, 1915, and is buried with his wife…

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Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists

by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman