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Tourism and Changes in Transportation

After the Theatre, Riverton Park, ca. 1905

After the Theatre, Riverton Park, ca. 1905

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Seashore Trolley Museum

Streetcar companies also created their own destinations by building amusement parks, known as "trolley parks."

The Portland Railroad, for example, built Riverton Park in 1896 and Cape Cottage Casino in 1898 and then provided the transportation service that tourists needed.

The band concerts, boat rides, and vaudeville shows offered some of the popular amusements that drew large crowds.


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