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Historical Items

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Item 5988

Seaside Park, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Item 8897

MGH donkey baseball game, Portland, 1950

Contributed by: Maine Medical Center Archives Date: 1950-06-20 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 101125

Two guides sharing a drink, Norcross, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Norcross Heritage Trust Date: circa 1900 Location: Indian Purchase Township No. 3 Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Skiing Pleasant Mountain

By the second half of the 20th century, skiing began to enjoy unprecedented popularity. Pleasant Mountain in Bridgton (later Shawnee Peak) was Maine's foremost place to join the fun in the 1950s and 1960s.

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A Craze for Cycling

Success at riding a bike mirrored success in life. Bicycling could bring families together. Bicycling was good for one's health. Bicycling was fun. Bicycles could go fast. Such were some of the arguments made to induce many thousands of people around Maine and the nation to take up the new pastime at the end of the nineteenth century.

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Patriotic Imagery: 1861-1880

Imagery on letterhead soldiers used, on soldiers' memorials produced after the war, and on many other items captured the themes of the American Civil War: union, liberty, and freedom.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Winter Fun

Winter Fun Four skaters on Goose Pond, Swan's Island, ca. 1924Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Winters would also be a…

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Life on a Tidal River - Bass Park: A History of Fillies, Fame, and Fun

Bass Park: A History of Fillies, Fame, and Fun Text by The 7th Grade Maine Studies Students of the William S. Cohen School.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Sports

Donkey Softball - a fun fundraiser David Carlson getting ready for donkey softball, Swans Island, 1978Item Contributed bySwan's Island…

My Maine Stories

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There were years when it was fun to go to work at the paper mill
by Bruce Dyke

My 39 years working for International Paper was a great job for a guy like me.

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Growing up on a potato and dairy farm
by Paula Woodworth

Life growing up and working on a potato and dairy farm was hard work but fun in Aroostook County.

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My story about tours of duty in Vietnam
by Maynard Bradley

I served in the Army Special Forces as a Green Beret, it still effects me today.