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Historical Items

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Item 28031

Penobscot River from Riverside Park, Hampden, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Hampden Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Hampden Media: Photographic print

Item 66606

Bubble Pond, Mt. Desert Island, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Boston Public Library Date: circa 1938 Location: Mount Desert Island Media: Linen texture postcard

Item 66258

Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Boston Public Library Date: circa 1938 Location: Mount Desert Island Media: Linen texture postcard

Tax Records

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Item 62609

27 Mechanic Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Fredrika M. Parks Use: Dwelling - Two family

Item 69310

214 Park Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Annie E. McDonough Use: Garage

Exhibits

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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.

Exhibit

Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

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History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.

Site Pages

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Baxter State Park

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Acadia National Park

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Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

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My Maine Stories

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Baxter State Park and Burton W. Howe
by Jason Howe

Formation of Baxter State Park and the involvement of Burton W. Howe of Patten

Story

My career working at Pepperell Mills in the Vellux Division
by David Bishop

My 35 years working in the Vellux blanket division of Pepperell Mills, Biddeford.

Story

USCG Boot Camp Experience, Vietnam War era
by Peter S. Morgan, Jr.

"Letters to the Wall" Memorial Day