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Item 79592

The first swing bridge in South Bristol, ca. 1910

Contributed by: South Bristol Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: South Bristol Media: Photographic print

Item 12351

WPA work on Swinging Bridge, Brunswick, 1936

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: 1936 Location: Brunswick Media: Photograph, print

Item 80137

The bridge over the "Gut" in South Bristol, 1996

Contributed by: South Bristol Historical Society Date: 1996 Location: South Bristol Media: Photographic print


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The Swinging Bridge: Walking Across the Androscoggin

Built in 1892 to entice workers at the Cabot Manufacturing Corporation in Brunswick to move to newly built housing in Topsham, the Androscoggin Pedestrian "Swinging" Bridge or Le Petit Pont quickly became important to many people traveling between the two communities.


A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915

After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.


Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - North New Portland Village

… cents to get on a ride and the favorite was the swings. Another favorite attraction for Ms. Gorman and her friends was the food.

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Lubec, Maine - Klondike: Lubec's Gold from Sea Water Hoax

… to Alaska!” (The Alaskan Gold Rush was in full swing at this time, the major difference being that actual gold was being found there.) So…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Porter Lake

There is rope swing there. Porter Lake is one of the most popular public places in Strong. Launching On The LakeItem Contributed byStrong…