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Item 17734

Mystery Who is with Leroy Nason?

Leroy Nason and friend, Cape Cottage, 1913

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1913

Location: Cape Elizabeth

Media: Photographic print

Item 17391

Cape Cottage Casino, ca. 1860s

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1860

Location: Cape Elizabeth

Media: Photographic print

Item 4002

Cape Cottage Casino, Cape Elizabeth, ca. 1898

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1898 - 1899

Location: Cape Elizabeth

Media: Photographic print

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Northport Hotel, ca. 1900

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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Casco Castle, South Freeport, ca. 1910

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.