Keywords: Mt. Desert Bridge
Sgt. Charles Bridges of Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry was close to the end of his two years' enlistment in early 1863 when he took advantage of an opportunity for advancement by seeking and getting a commission as an officer in the 3rd Regiment U.S. (Colored) Volunteers.
For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.
From the last decades of the nineteenth century through about the 1920s, vacationers were attracted to large resort hotels that promised a break from the noise, crowds, and pressures of an ever-urbanizing country.
… Acadia National Park George B. Dorr, Mount Desert Island, ca 1940 George Dorr said of Acadia National Park, "The spirit and mind of man will…
1890 Men at work in Hall Quarry. Stone from Mount Desert Island was loaded directly onto boats in the deep water of Somes Sound and shipped to cities…