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Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society
Date: circa 1914
Media: Print from Glass Negative
Contributed by: Abbot Historical Society
Date: circa 1930
Media: Photographic print
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.
Public education has been a part of Maine since Euro-American settlement began to stabilize in the early eighteenth century. But not until the end of the nineteenth century was public education really compulsory in Maine.
Trolleys were the cleanest and most efficient means of mass transit Maine has ever known.
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… because of other types of transportation such as buses. The railroad is now located behind Riverside Restaurant.
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… schools diminished with the advent of school buses and a new concept of school consolidation. By the early 1950s most of these small, independent…