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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1930
Location: Rockwood; Rockwood
Contributed by: McArthur Public Library
Media: Black and White Photograph
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Owner in 1924: Valentine A Melina
Owner in 1924: Clarence S. Day
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."
This collection of images portrays many buildings in Sanford and Springvale. The images were taken around the turn of the twentieth century.
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.
A history of one of Maine’s many populated islands. The site was created by a team consisting of representatives from Islesboro Historical Society, Islesboro Central School, and the Alice L. Pendleton Library. Early settlements, businesses and cottage industries, schools, water transportation, and summer resorts are the topics covered.