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Historical Items

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Item 10602

Grand Lake Hotel, Grand Lake Stream, ca. 1914

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1914 Location: Grand Lake Stream Media: Postcard

Item 66335

Oake Grove Hotel, Boothbay Harbor, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Boston Public Library Date: circa 1938 Location: Boothbay Harbor Media: Linen texture postcard

Item 19734

Eureka Hotel, Danforth, ca. 1911

Contributed by: An individual through East Grand School Date: circa 1911 Location: Danforth Media: Photographic print


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Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.


Poland Spring: Summering in Fashion

During the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, Americans sought to leave increasing urban, industrialized lives for the health and relaxation of the country. The Poland Spring resort, which offered a beautiful setting, healing waters, and many amenities, was one popular destination.


Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

Site Pages

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Early Settlements

… to the early 1890s acquired 1,500 acres for the grand total of $60,000. According to a very early survey of Islesboro, most of this southern land…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Hotel Strong, with Forster Toothpick Mill beyond, Strong, ca. 1905 Item 65514 infoStrong Historical Society The Hotel Strong…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Hotel Strong, Lower Main Street, Strong, ca. 1902 Item 57415 infoStrong Historical Society Hotel Strong on lower Main Street…

My Maine Stories

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Peter Spanos fled the genocide in Turkey to Maine
by anonymous

Peter Spanos fled the Greek genocide in Smyrna in 1922, coming to Maine to work as a fruit peddler