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Item 31444

Title: St. Bruno Catholic Church, Van Buren, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum

Date: circa 1915

Location: Van Buren

Media: Glass negative

Item 21590

Title: Elm Street Church, South Portland, 1921

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1921-04-01

Location: South Portland

Media: Photograph

Item 21587

Title: Rose Garden, South Portland, 1952

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1952-09-18

Location: South Portland

Media: Photograph

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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.


 John Burton with weeding spade, ca. 1900

Aroostook County Railroads

Construction of the Bangor and Aroostook rail lines into northern Aroostook County in the early twentieth century opened the region to tourism and commerce from the south.


Miriam and Donald MacMillan, Greenland, 1947

The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner Bowdoin, which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.