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.
Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.
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.
Train Depot, Presque Isle, ca. 1955 Contributed by Oakfield Historical Society Description The north bound Bangor and Aroostook diesel…
Grant-Wilson political rally, Augusta Depot, 1872 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description Bands and…