Keywords: summer resorts
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Contributed by: Skowhegan History House
Date: circa 1905
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society
Date: circa 1910
Location: Boothbay; East Boothbay; Ocean Point
Media: Glass Negative
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.
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.
Maine is home to dozens of summer-long youth camps and untold numbers of day camps that take advantage of water, woods, and fresh air. While the children, counselors, and other staff come to Maine in the summer, the camps live on throughout the year and throughout the lives of many of the campers.
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Summer Resorts map of Islesboro Text by Donna Seymour Seaside House Key Tag, Islesboro, ca. 1900Item Contributed byIslesboro Historical…
… summer residents and promoted the island's summer resort industry, which had actually begun in the Ryder's Cove and Hewes Point settlements some…
… within each category; Schools (Education), Summer Resorts (Recreation), Businesses/Cottage Industries (Land Use), Water Transportation…