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Historical Items

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Item 102422

France travel Bulletin, Pennsylvania, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1927 Location: Philadelphia Media: Print on paper

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Item 102359

R.M.S "Scythia" travel log card, September, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1927-09-08 Location: Boston; La Havre Media: Print on paper

Item 15752

Ocean Street, Knightville, Cape Elizabeth, 1890

Contributed by: South Portland Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Cape Elizabeth; South Portland Media: Photographic print

Online 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."


History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

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.


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.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Ocean View Hotel

Ocean View Hotel Ocean View Hotel porch, Swan's Island, ca. 1900Swan's Island Historical Society The Ocean View Hotel was located at 241…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Welcome

… that brings together the new and the old, the ocean and the land. It creates a stronger sense of community through a greater understanding of the…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Dance

Captain Herrick’s Ocean View Hotel in Swan’s Island Village had a well used dance floor. Once the Odd Fellows Hall was built in 1909, dances were…

My Maine Stories

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima