Keywords: Poland Spring
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.
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.
"In Time and Eternity: Maine Shakers in the Industrial Age 1872-1918" is a series of images that depict in detail the Shakers in Maine during a little explored time period of expansion and change.
… permission from her daughters, Elizabeth West Poland and Marilyn West Curtis; A Poem, “Pennacook Falls” by Tom Fallon, with permission by author…
We also received grants from Poland Springs, and the Stephen and Tabatha King Foundation who provided furnishings for the library.