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Historical Items

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Item 78873

Hotel Florence, Bar Harbor, ca. 1975

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society Date: circa 1975 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Postcard

Item 31607

R.J. McKee, Fort Fairfield, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historic Preservation Commission Date: circa 1920 Location: Fort Fairfield Media: Transparency

Item 17413

Casco Castle, South Freeport, 1908

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1908 Location: Freeport Media: Postcard

Online Exhibits

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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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Debates Over Suffrage

While numerous Mainers worked for and against woman suffrage in the state in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, some also worked on the national level, seeking a federal amendment to allow women the right to vote

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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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Site Page

Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and Social Reform Movements of the 1800s-1900s

Florence Brooks Whitehouse was a very important member of the suffrage movement from Maine. She founded the Maine branch of the Congressional Union…

My Maine Stories

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Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn circa 1960
by David Rollins

The creation of Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn at Sugarloaf USA

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life