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Item 6018

Title: Bangor Railway & Electric Co. No. 76

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1920

Location: Bangor

Media: Photograph

Item 25089

Title: Atlantic Shoreline Railway route, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum

Date: circa 1900

Location: Kennebunk

Media: Postcard

Item 195

Title: Bangor Railway & Electric Co. No. 16

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1910

Location: Bangor

Media: Black & white photograph

Exhibits Showing 3 of 7 View All

Exhibit

After the Theatre, Riverton Park, ca. 1905

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.

Exhibit

Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

Exhibit

Casco Castle, South Freeport, ca. 1910

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.

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Site

Theodore Santarelli de Brasch, Kennebunk, 1964

Seashore Trolley Museum

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Site

Somes Sound, Mt. Desert Island, ca.1900

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature

Highlights from the history of what is perhaps the most popular tourist destination in Maine. The site was created by a partnership between MDI High School, Mount Desert Elementary School, and a number of supporting organizations: Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor Historical Society, the Jesup Memorial Library, Great Harbor Maritime Museum, and the Maine Granite Industry Historical Society. Exhibits cover Northeast Harbor, the Granite industry, Bar Harbor’s Building of Arts, the Green Mountain Railway, the Bryants and the Rockefellers, and steamboats.

Site

Kennebunkport, ca. 1890

Brick Store Museum

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