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Historical Items

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Item 99326

Greenleaf Walton's apple crop, East Dixfield, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Dixfield Media: Photographic print

Item 20826

Danforth Street orchard, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 21251

Orchard, Woodland, ca, 1922

Contributed by: Nylander Museum Date: circa 1922 Location: Woodland Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 67259

28-34 Orchard Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mary A. Tolman Use: Garage & Storage

Item 67851

14-18 Orchard Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Benjamin G. Ward Use: Dwelling - Two family

Item 67853

29-31 Orchard Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Samuel S. Boyd Use: Dwelling - Single family


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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.


Auto Racing in Maine: 1911

The novelty of organized auto racing came to Maine in 1911 with a hill-climbing event in Poland and speed racing at Old Orchard Beach. Drivers and cars came from all over New England for these events.


Luxurious Leisure

From the last decades of the nineteenth century through about the 1920s, vacationers were attracted to large resort hotels that promised a break from the noise, crowds, and pressures of an ever-urbanizing country.

Site Pages

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Old Orchard Beach Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Farmer

In 2010 planting was begun on the property to recreate the orchard following Fisher's plan. Seedlings from heritage stock have been carefully…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… 1920s a severe early frost killed most of the orchards in the area and the apple shop was closed, but not before 50,000 barrels of apples were…

My Maine Stories

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Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.


Everything we did was new and exciting in the Vellux division
by Maurice Paquette

If you applied yourself you could do anything at Pepperell Mills.


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