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Historical Items

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Item 98648

Bowling alley and roller skating rink, Dixfield, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: circa 1950 Location: Dixfield; Mexico Media: Photographic print

Item 31481

Main Street, Houlton, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Houlton Media: Glass Negative

Item 98726

Peirce's Block, Belfast, ca. 1886

Contributed by: Belfast Free Library Date: circa 1886 Location: Belfast Media: Stereograph

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Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.

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Poland Spring: Summering in Fashion

During the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, Americans sought to leave increasing urban, industrialized lives for the health and relaxation of the country. The Poland Spring resort, which offered a beautiful setting, healing waters, and many amenities, was one popular destination.

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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."