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Item 22926

Bridge Street, Springvale, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Springvale

Media: Print from Glasss Negative

Item 33471

Judges and starters at winter horse races on the Saco River, 1912

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1912

Location: Biddeford; Biddeford

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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Anti-suffrage stamps, 1918

Debates Over Suffrage

While numerous Mainers worked for and against woman suffrage in the state in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, some also worked on the national level, seeking a federal amendment to allow women the right to vote