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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Location: Portland; Washington
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society
Location: Freeport; Chinchas Islands; Yarmouth
After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.
Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.
Maine residents kept pace with the dramatic shift in women’s dress that occurred during the short number of years preceding and immediately following World War I. The long restrictive skirts, stiff collars, body molding corsets and formal behavior of earlier decades quickly faded away and the new straight, dropped waist easy-to-wear clothing gave mobility and freedom of movement in tune with the young independent women of the casual, post-war jazz age generation.
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Reinforced concrete and steel were favored building materials, and asphalt made smoother streets. Soon after World War I the Depression came and the…
Sugar beets consequently fell out of favor. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.
The area became favorable to southern New Englanders because there was plenty of land for younger sons to inherit.