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Contributed by: Moosehead Historical Society
Date: circa 1930
Title: Porch tea, Greenville, 1934
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Black and white photograph
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.
During the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, Americans sought to leave increasing urban, industrialized lives for the health and relaxation of the country. The Poland Spring resort, which offered a beautiful setting, healing waters, and many amenities, was one popular destination.