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Item 68672

Camp at Messalonskee Lake, Oakland, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Boston Public Library

Date: circa 1935

Location: Oakland

Media: Linen texture postcard

Item 26782

Oakland Park, Rockport, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum

Date: circa 1920

Location: Rockport

Media: Postcard

Item 72945

Edna St. Vincent Millay and friends, Rockport, 1912

Contributed by: Camden Public Library

Date: 1912

Location: Rockport

Media: Photographic print

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Casco Castle, South Freeport, ca. 1910

The Trolley Parks of Maine

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.

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Cary Library, Houlton, 1904

Educating Oneself: Carnegie Libraries

Industrialist Andrew Carnegie gave grants for 20 libraries in Maine between 1897 and 1912, specifying that the town own the land, set aside funds for maintenance, have room to expand -- and offer library services at no charge.

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Motor Coachmen and their Stanley Cars, Poland Spring, 1911

Auto Racing in Maine: 1911

The novelty of organized auto racing came to Maine in 1911 with a hill-climbing event in Poland and speed racing at Old Orchard Beach. Drivers and cars came from all over New England for these events.