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Historical Items

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Item 27105

Hotel Register, Islesboro, 1898

Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society Date: 1898 Location: Islesboro Media: Ink on paper

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Item 27040

Dinner Menu, Islesboro, c. 1890

Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Islesboro Media: Ink on paper, ribbon

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Item 27086

Seaside Hotel Commemorative Plate, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Islesboro Media: China

Exhibits

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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."

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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

Site Pages

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Our Resources

… 734.2218 www.alpl.lib.me.us Resources History of Islesborough, Maine: 1769-1893, John Pendleton Farrow, 1893.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

… various times Seaside House, Seaside Hotel, The Islesborough and Johnson-by-the-Sea. Soon individuals bought their own property, built family…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

Islesboro had four post offices: North Islesborough (established 1880 in Ryder’s Cove), Islesborough (established 1889 in Guinea), Dark Harbor…