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.
From the last decades of the nineteenth century through about the 1920s, vacationers were attracted to large resort hotels that promised a break from the noise, crowds, and pressures of an ever-urbanizing country.
… Hill to the wharf, Baird's Quarry, Swan's Island. Quarry stones lined up all along the tracks to the shore. Stinson Hooper’s house is shown.
Extra quarry pictures Shore from Baird's Quarry, Swan's Island, ca. 1900 Item 72372 infoSwan's Island Educational Society View of the water…
Somes built a log cabin along the shore in what is now known as Somesville. Richardson built his home further down the shore near what is now called…