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Historical Items

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Item 28031

Penobscot River from Riverside Park, Hampden, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Hampden Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Hampden Media: Photographic print

Item 12221

Merrymeeting Park, Brunswick

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: circa 1898 Location: Brunswick Media: Photograph, Print

Item 28640

Brunswick, Merrymeeting Park, ca. 1898

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum Date: circa 1898 Location: Brunswick Media: Postcard

Exhibits

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The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.

Exhibit

History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.

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Fair Season: Crops, Livestock, and Entertainment

Agricultural fairs, intended to promote new techniques and better farming methods, have been held since the early 19th century. Before long, entertainments were added to the educational focus of the early fairs.

Site Pages

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Riverside Park

Riverside Park was not unlike other amusement parks and resorts of the period. Landscape and civil engineer Frank Blaisdell drew up the plans for the…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Riverside Park

Riverside Park Penobscot River from Riverside Park, Hampden, ca. 1900 Item 28031 infoHampden Historical Society

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Riverside Park

Riverside Park Riverside Park river entrance, Hampden, ca. 1905 Item 28026 infoHampden Historical Society