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Item 51258

Hotel Fiske, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Item 76121

Gen. Banks concern about gambling, New Orleans, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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Instructions when alarm sounded, New Orleans, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.


Lt. Charles Bridges: Getting Ahead in the Army

Sgt. Charles Bridges of Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry was close to the end of his two years' enlistment in early 1863 when he took advantage of an opportunity for advancement by seeking and getting a commission as an officer in the 3rd Regiment U.S. (Colored) Volunteers.


Poland Spring: Summering in Fashion

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.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

… families in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and St. Louis. These families put up summer “cottages,” mansions that rivaled the finest on the…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Rumford - Page 3 of 4

Anthanasius-St. John’s Parish; and Judith Davis Kuhn, teacher and musical director for RAPPA (Rumford Association for the Performing Arts).