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Item 18887

Pleasant Mountain trail system, ca. 1950s

Contributed by: Shawnee Peak Ski Area through Ski Museum of Maine

Date: circa 1955

Location: Bridgton

Media: Photographic print

Item 15323

Moose River, Jackman, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Jackman

Media: Lantern slide

Item 15304

Moose swimming in Moosehead Lake, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Media: Lantern slide

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Riding the Old Blue chairlift at Pleasant Mountain

Skiing Pleasant Mountain

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.

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Fire lookout at Agamenticus Mountain, ca. 1920

Looking Out: Maine's Fire Towers

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.

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Steamboats

Moosehead Steamboats

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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Loading deer on the train at Strong station, ca. 1915

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Other Recreation

… 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.