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Item 20704

Standard J-1, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1920s

Contributed by: Old Orchard Beach Historical Society

Date: circa 1924

Location: Old Orchard Beach

Media: Photographic print

Item 21436

'Spirit of St. Louis,' 1927

Contributed by: Old Orchard Beach Historical Society

Date: circa 1927

Location: Old Orchard Beach

Media: Photographic print

Item 23861

Biplane on Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum

Date: circa 1925

Location: Old Orchard Beach

Media: Photographic print

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Col. Lindbergh, Old Orchard Beach, 1927

We Saw Lindbergh!

Following his historic flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh commenced a tour across America, greeted by cheering crowds at every stop. He was a day late for his speaking engagement in Portland, due to foggy conditions. Elise Fellows White wrote in her diary about seeing Lindbergh and his plane.

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Fight or buy bonds, World War I poster, 1917

World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.

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Air Meet at Portland Airport in Scarborough, 1928

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 3 of 4

Jones who owned an airplane hanger in Old Orchard Beach. I remember my mother telling me about the early days of aviation when it was quite common…

Site Page

MMN Image 33678

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 3 of 4

Aviation fever came to Scarborough in 1926 when Chester Jordan and Phillips Payson purchased land for an airport off Manson Libby Road.

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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES

by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne


Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII