Keywords: Freeport (ME)
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Title: Map of Freeport, ca. 1740
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1740
Media: pen and ink on paper
Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society
Date: circa 1936
The eight issues of South Freeport's handwritten newspaper, distributed in 1859, provided "general interest and amusement" to the coastal community.
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.