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Historical Items

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Item 66603

Moody Beach, Wells, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Boston Public Library Date: circa 1938 Location: Wells Media: Linen texture postcard

Item 55055

Sand Beach and Ocean View Motel, Biddeford Pool, ca. 1920

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1920 Location: Biddeford Media: Postcard

Item 66602

Moody Beach, Wells, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Boston Public Library Date: circa 1938 Location: Wells Media: Linen texture postcard

Tax Records

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Item 32542

Assessor's Record, 23-25 Beach, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Company Use: Dwelling - Two family

Item 84063

Woodbury property, Beach Avenue, Long Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Albert Woodbury Use: Camp

Item 84117

Fogg property, Beach Avenue, Long Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: George L Fogg Use: Shed

Exhibits

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We Saw Lindbergh!

Following his historic flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh commenced a tour across America, greeted by cheering crowds at every stop. He was a day late for his speaking engagement in Portland, due to foggy conditions. Elise Fellows White wrote in her diary about seeing Lindbergh and his plane.

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Auto Racing in Maine: 1911

The novelty of organized auto racing came to Maine in 1911 with a hill-climbing event in Poland and speed racing at Old Orchard Beach. Drivers and cars came from all over New England for these events.

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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.

Site Pages

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Old Orchard Beach Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

In 1963 the beach was dedicated in memory of Milton R. Bean (1923-1961), a Legionnaire who spent many long hours on the beach project before he was…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

The beach was named Beanie's Public Beach. Attending the dedication were, front row, left to right: his son, Stephen Bean; grandmother, Jennie…

My Maine Stories

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Ogunquit Beach Sonnet
by Shannon Schooley

Sonnet written for school when I was 12 years old.

Story

Everything we did was new and exciting in the Vellux division
by Maurice Paquette

If you applied yourself you could do anything at Pepperell Mills.

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What Maine Means to Me
by Nicolette B. Meister

How a friendship created a lifelong love of Maine.