Keywords: Vacation destinations
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Contributed by: Princeton Public Library
Date: circa 1945
Location: Indian Township
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum
Date: circa 1930
Media: Glass Negative
Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."
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.
For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.
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Home for some, vacation haven for others, most agree that we are lucky to be part of the island’s on-going history.
This water froze over to create a popular skating destination for islanders. After the quarry shut down entirely, its water level remained high…