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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1930
Location: Rockwood; Rockwood
Contributed by: McArthur Public Library
Media: Photographic print
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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.
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Historically, the cottage industries were common in areas where a large percentage of local population was engaged in seasonal work, because families…
… luxury and privacy and built their own summer “cottages.” By 1890, the cottage-building boom had transformed Bar Harbor.
Waterside Cottage, Blue Hill, 1907 Contributed by Blue Hill Public Library Description A rusticator’s waterside cottage in 1907.
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by Earlene Chadbourne
Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima