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Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
Date: circa 1972
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1939
Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society
Location: Mount Desert; Mount Desert Island
Media: ink on paper
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Owner in 1924: Portland Natural History Society
Use: Land only
For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.
George French, a native of Kezar Falls and graduate of Bates College, worked at several jobs before turning to photography as his career. He served for many years as photographer for the Maine Development Commission, taking pictures intended to promote both development and tourism.
Maine's frozen rivers and lakes provided an economic opportunity. The state shipped thousands of tons of ice to ports along the East Coast and to the West Indies that workers had cut and packed in sawdust for shipment or later use.
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… cottagers and visitors who were inclined toward nature and artistic or intellectual pursuits. Overall, their homes and hotels were less extravagant…
… Off-season, Ted worked in the woods and turned natural materials into items to sell: “My dad used to do quillwork when I was a boy – and I always…
… traditional knowledge, language, and other natural sciences create a picture of Wabanaki life here before the arrival of Europeans.
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by Randy Randall
We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.
by Shannon Schooley
Sonnet written for school when I was 12 years old.
by Phil Tedrick
A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman