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Historical Items

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Item 30948

Beach near Pier, Old Orchard Beach, 1912

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1912 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Item 22252

Ocean Drive, Acadia National Park, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum Date: circa 1950 Location: Mount Desert; Bar Harbor Media: Photographic print

Item 30950

Regatta near Old Orchard Beach Pier, ca. 1907

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1907 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.


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.


Amazing! Maine Stories

These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.

Site Pages

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Aviation

"… he made his historic flight across the Atlantic Ocean only two months prior. Lindberg's emergency landing signaled to the people of Maine that…"

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - HISTORY

"Much of the town is wooded, with gentle hills that run from the borders along the river to the sea. The coast is dotted by small, rocky islands and…"

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 4 of 4

"Bayley’s shipped lobsters to the Fulton Fish Market in New York City and provided lobster meat to many Old Orchard Beach, Saco and Scarborough…"

My Maine Stories

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars