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Item 79561

Title: The Thompson Inn in South Bristol Village ca. 1924

Contributed by: South Bristol Historical Society

Date: circa 1924

Location: South Bristol

Media: color-tinted photograph, postcard

Item 35286

Title: Fortunes Rocks Beach, Biddeford, ca. 1911

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: circa 1911

Location: Biddeford

Media: photograph

Item 79562

Title: Demolition underway at the Thompson Inn, South Bristol, ca. 1960

Contributed by: South Bristol Historical Society

Date: circa 1960

Location: South Bristol

Media: color photograph

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Exhibit

Girls playing basketball, Naples, ca. 1930

Summer Camps

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.

Exhibit

Northport Hotel, ca. 1900

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."

Exhibit

Noon Lunch, Eagle Lake, 1911

Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

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Site

Survey Chart, Islesboro, 1884

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay

A history of one of Maine’s many populated islands. The site was created by a team consisting of representatives from Islesboro Historical Society, Islesboro Central School, and the Alice L. Pendleton Library. Early settlements, businesses and cottage industries, schools, water transportation, and summer resorts are the topics covered.

Site

Wood Island Lighthouse  circa 1929

Friends of Wood Island Light

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Site

Bar Harbor Historical Society

Bar Harbor Historical Society

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