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Historical Items

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Item 11358

Stanley Mountain Wagon, Eustis, 1911

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: 1911-07-01 Location: Eustis Media: Photographic print

Item 6905

Going for an Evening Ride, Sabbathday Lake, 1913

Contributed by: United Society of Shakers Date: 1913-05-30 Location: New Gloucester Media: Slide from an original photograph

Item 11530

1907 Model Knox Car, The Portland Company

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1907 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

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."

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History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

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.

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Taber Wagon

The Taber farm wagon was an innovative design that was popular on New England farms. It made lifting potato barrels onto a wagon easier and made more efficient use of the horse's work. These images glimpse the life work of its inventor, Silas W. Taber of Houlton, and the place of his invention in the farming community

Site Pages

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Bath's Historic Downtown - The Railroad Station

Train service improved greatly and long waits for automobile ferries disappeared. Passenger and freight train traffic increased enough to justify the…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 2 of 4

… Rising operating costs and increasing use of automobiles weakened the financial situation of the trolley lines.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Roads: From Footpaths to Super Highway

… Historical Society & Museum A post rider could ride 30 miles on a clear summer day; but in stormy winter or foggy spring weather, he could ride