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Keywords: Parks

Historical Items

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Item 105853

Bureau of Parks and Lands social distancing poster, Freeport, 2020

Courtesy of an individual partner Date: 2020-04-07 Location: Freeport Media: Digital image

Item 28031

Penobscot River from Riverside Park, Hampden, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Hampden Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Hampden Media: Photographic print

Item 66258

Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Boston Public Library Date: circa 1938 Location: Mount Desert Island Media: Linen texture postcard

Tax Records

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Item 62609

27 Mechanic Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Fredrika M. Parks Use: Dwelling - Two family

Item 69159

Assessor's Record, 94-108 Park Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Park Street Block Proprietry Use: Land only

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109945

Manson Park, Pittsfield, ca. 1945

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1945 Location: Pittsfield Client: Town of Pittsfield Architect: Olmsted Brothers

Item 109951

Preliminary Plan Manson Park, Pittsfield, 1943

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1943 Location: Pittsfield Client: City of Pittsfield Architect: Olmsted Brothers

Item 109927

Maine State Park, Planting Plan Northeast Section, Augusta, 1920-1929

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1920–1929 Location: Augusta Client: State of Maine Architect: Olmsted Brothers

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

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.

Site Pages

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Baxter State Park

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Acadia National Park

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Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

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My Maine Stories

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Baxter State Park and Burton W. Howe
by Jason Howe

Formation of Baxter State Park and the involvement of Burton W. Howe of Patten

Story

Bob Hodge:A rocky road to become Biddeford school superintendent
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

The son of immigrants, Bob's hard work and determination leads to a life of community service.

Story

Timberland Legacy, My Family's History in Maine
by Lisa Huber

A long connection to the forestry industry and conservation movement in Maine