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Poland Spring: Summering in Fashion

Aerial view, Poland Spring resort, ca. 1930

Aerial view, Poland Spring resort, ca. 1930

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Poland Spring Preservation Society

This aerial photograph shows the layout of the resort at its maximum extent, which came to encompass 5,000 acres by the mid-twentieth century.

In the foreground is one of the three Range Ponds that bordered the northern end of the resort and provided refreshing summer recreational opportunities for fishing, boating, and swimming.

The woods to the east protected the spring and provided paths for walking and riding. The golf course made up much of the upper half of the open ground. The lower half is the pastoral landscape of fields, pastures, and crops that formed the resort farm.

The most prominent feature of the built environment is the Poland Spring House atop the hill and at the center of the property.


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