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Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library
Date: circa 1900
Contributed by: University of Maine at Presque Isle Library
Media: Photographic print
When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.
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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… built in the area where the gas pumps at White Elephant are located today. That home later became the Hotel Strong.
The building itself “proved to be a white elephant”. It was converted to a hotel, which was never very prosperous.