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Historical Items

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Item 20704

Standard J-1, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1920s

Contributed by: Old Orchard Beach Historical Society Date: circa 1924 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Item 21436

'Spirit of St. Louis,' 1927

Contributed by: Old Orchard Beach Historical Society Date: circa 1927 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Item 23861

Biplane on Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: circa 1925 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 3 of 4

Jones who owned an airplane hanger in Old Orchard Beach. I remember my mother telling me about the early days of aviation when it was quite common…

Site Page

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 3 of 4

Aviation fever came to Scarborough in 1926 when Chester Jordan and Phillips Payson purchased land for an airport off Manson Libby Road.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII