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Contributed by: Boston Public Library
Date: circa 1938
Media: Linen texture postcard
Contributed by: McArthur Public Library
Date: circa 1920
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Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Company
Use: Dwelling - Two family
Owner in 1924: Albert Woodbury
Owner in 1924: George L Fogg
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.
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.
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.
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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…
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 Showing 3 of 4 View All
by Shannon Schooley
Sonnet written for school when I was 12 years old.
by Nicolette B. Meister
How a friendship created a lifelong love of Maine.
by Earlene Chadbourne
Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima