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Historical Items

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Item 17375

Mt. Desert Island Hospital

Contributed by: Mt. Desert Island Hospital Date: circa 1920 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Photograph Postcard

Item 22223

Mt. Desert High School, Northeast Harbor, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum Date: circa 1950 Location: Mount Desert Media: Photographic print

Item 22262

Jordan Pond and the Bubbles, Mt. Desert Island, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum Date: circa 1945 Location: Mount Desert; Mount Desert Media: Postcard

Exhibits

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Designing Acadia

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.

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Chinese in Maine

In 1857, when Daniel Cough left Amoy Island, China, as a stowaway on a sailing ship from Mt. Desert Island he was on his way into history as the first Chinese person to make his home in Maine. He was soon followed by a cigar maker and a tea merchant who settled in Portland and then by many more Chinese men who spread all over Maine working mostly as laundrymen.

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Poland Spring: Summering in Fashion

During the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, Americans sought to leave increasing urban, industrialized lives for the health and relaxation of the country. The Poland Spring resort, which offered a beautiful setting, healing waters, and many amenities, was one popular destination.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Wartime on Mt. Desert Island

Wartime on Mt. Desert Island Wartime did not pass MDI by. Many of the local men fought in the Revolutionary War and MDI continued to be represented…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Economy on Mt. Desert Island

Economy on Mt. Desert Island Mt. Desert Island was also being recognized as a prime location for businesses.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Early Years on Mt. Desert Island

Early Years on Mt. Desert Island Higgins Saw Mill, Somesville, 1890Higgins Saw Mill which is believed to have been located in Somesville.Item…