Keywords: Short Sands
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Contributed by: Museums of Old York
Date: circa 1940
Location: York Beach
Contributed by: Boston Public Library
Date: circa 1938
Location: Old Orchard Beach
Media: Linen texture postcard
After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.
Horace W. Shaylor, a native of Ohio, settled in Portland and turned his focus to handwriting, developing several unique books of handwriting instruction. He also was a talented artist.
Shepard Cary (1805-1866) was one of the leading -- and wealthiest -- residents of early Aroostook County. He was a lumberman, merchant, mill operator, and legislator.
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… move was just to the east of the present day Sand Garden feature in the Asticou Azalea Gardens.
Abbott finished the “mountain” of sand that Jacob had started on the property, built bridges modeled after famous bridges throughout the world, added…