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Category: Economics, Industry, Tourism

Historical Items

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Item 69997

Tourist postcard of Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Boston Public Library Date: circa 1938 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Linen texture postcard

Item 71335

Greetings from Surry, Maine postcard, ca. 1923

Contributed by: Surry Historical Society Date: circa 1923 Location: Surry Media: Postcard

Item 72497

Come on to South Surry, 1915

Contributed by: Surry Historical Society Date: 1915-02-15 Location: Surry Media: Postcard

Exhibits

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World Alpine Ski Racing in Maine

Sugarloaf -- a small ski area by European standards -- entered ski racing history in 1971 by hosting an event that was part of the World Cup Alpine Ski Championships. The "Tall Timber Classic," as the event was known, had a decidedly Maine flavor.

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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.

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Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.

Site Pages

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Ridlonville

Ridlonville View of Main Street Ridlonville from Day Hill, 1908Item Contributed byMexico Historical Society Text by Irene Hutchinson Images…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Continental Paper Bag Company

Continental Paper Bag Company By: Dave Gawtry & Nghia Ha Images provided by Rumford Area Historical Society The Continental Paper Bag Company…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Welcome to the Western Foothills

Welcome to the Western Foothills X Western Maine's beauty can be found in its mountains, rivers, scenery, and especially its people.