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Historical Items

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Item 6688

Goff Block, Auburn, 1920s

Contributed by: Androscoggin Historical Society Date: circa 1925 Location: Auburn Media: Photographic print

Item 28597

Davenport Memorial City Hall, Bath, 1929

Contributed by: Maine Maritime Museum Date: 1929 Location: Bath Media: Toned black-and-white photograph

Item 6579

Main Street, Patten

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Patten Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

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A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.

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Luxurious Leisure

From the last decades of the nineteenth century through about the 1920s, vacationers were attracted to large resort hotels that promised a break from the noise, crowds, and pressures of an ever-urbanizing country.

Site Pages

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 3 of 4

As use of trolleys declined, use of automobiles became more widespread. Automobiles had begun to appear in Scarborough in the early 1900s, but road…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 1 of 4

It ceased operation in the 1920s and the building moved.(5) It was later burned down as a training exercise for firefighters.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 4 of 4

In the 1920s, the Pledge of Allegiance was introduced, and in the mid-century, all public schools were reciting the Pledge.