Keywords: Early views
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Title: Bucksport waterfront
Contributed by: Buck Memorial Library
Date: circa 1860
Media: Black and White Photograph
Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library
Date: circa 1900
Construction of the Bangor and Aroostook rail lines into northern Aroostook County in the early twentieth century opened the region to tourism and commerce from the south.
Mainers, like residents of other states, had differing views about slavery and abolition in the early to mid decades of the 19th century. Religion and economic factors were among the considerations in determining people's leanings.
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.