Keywords: Moose Mountain
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Contributed by: Shawnee Peak Ski Area through Ski Museum of Maine
Date: circa 1955
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1900
Media: Lantern slide
By the second half of the 20th century, skiing began to enjoy unprecedented popularity. Pleasant Mountain in Bridgton (later Shawnee Peak) was Maine's foremost place to join the fun in the 1950s and 1960s.
Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.
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.
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… to be a fine of $1,000 for illegally killing a moose. That was a lot of money when most people earned a $1 an hour at work.