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Historical Items

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Item 79561

The Thompson Inn in South Bristol Village ca. 1924

Contributed by: South Bristol Historical Society Date: circa 1924 Location: South Bristol Media: Postcard

Item 35286

Fortunes Rocks Beach, Biddeford, ca. 1911

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1911 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 79562

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

Contributed by: South Bristol Historical Society Date: circa 1960 Location: South Bristol Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.

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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."

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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.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Indians & Rusticators: Wabanakis & Summer Visitors on Mount Desert Island 1840s-1920s

Indians & Rusticators: Wabanakis & Summer Visitors on Mount Desert Island 1840s-1920s Adapted from an exhibit at the Abbe Museum ; narrative text by…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

As each generation of summer people comes of age, some traditions continue and some become memories: Peg’s Gift Shop, Blue Heron Restaurant, The Pub…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Charles K. Savage (1903-1979): The View from Asticou - Page 2 of 6

… close friendships with many of Asticou’s summer visitors who were educated, intellectually curious and wealthy “rusticators” with a deep and…

My Maine Stories

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Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima