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The open-air trolley carried patrons two tenths of a mile from the Main Road to Riverside Park for 20 cents. The price of the ride included admission to the park.
Riverside Park operated from 1898 to 1916 and besides vaudeville and musical acts it had a bowling alley, a dance hall, a merry-go-round, swings, shooting galley, baseball throw, exhibit booths, movies and picnic areas. There were even alligators and snakes in covered pools.
About This Item
- Title: Bangor, Hampden and Winterport trolley, Hampden, ca. 1900
- Creation Date: circa 1900
- Subject Date: circa 1900
- Local Name: Riverside Park
- Town: Hampden
- County: Penobscot
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Local Code: Riverside Park Trolly
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Amusement parks--Maine--Hampden
- Riverside Park (Hampden, Me.)
- Street railroads--Maine--Hampden
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PO Box 456, Hampden, ME 04444
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