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Historical Items

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Item 102099

Auto race at Bass Park track, Bangor, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1915 Location: Bangor Media: Photoprint

Item 15783

Auto racing, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1912

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: circa 1912 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Postcard

Item 102096

Racing cars at Bass Park track, Bangor, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1915 Location: Bangor Media: Photoprint

Online Exhibits

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Auto Racing in Maine: 1911

The novelty of organized auto racing came to Maine in 1911 with a hill-climbing event in Poland and speed racing at Old Orchard Beach. Drivers and cars came from all over New England for these events.

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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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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."

Site Pages

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

The first auto race in the United States was November 1895 in Chicago; in nearby Old Orchard Beach, competitive auto racing on the beach began…

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Stanley Museum

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Life on a Tidal River - Bass Park: A History of Fillies, Fame, and Fun

Functions Auto race at Bass Park, Bangor, ca. 1915Item Contributed byBangor Public Library This wonderful outdoor recreational park has…

My Maine Stories

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Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

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