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Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society
Date: circa 1895
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Stanley Museum on deposit at Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1910
Media: Lantern slide, hand colored
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Owner in 1924: Jennie F. Cobb
Use: Grocery Store & Ice Cream Parlor & Dwelling
Owner in 1924: Josephine Waterhouse
Use: Sun Parlor
Many different types of trolley cars -- for different weather, different uses, and different locations -- were in use in Maine between 1895-1940. The "field guide" explains what each type looked like and how it was used.
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.
Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.
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Online Items Dr. Charles Bell's parlor car, Strong, ca. 1936 Item 65504 infoStrong Historical Society Parlor car #9 of the Sandy River &…
Railroad Dr. Charles Bell's parlor car, Strong, ca. 1936 Item 65504 infoStrong Historical Society Parlor car #9 of the Sandy River &…
Online Items S.R.R.L. parlor car acquired by Dr. Charles W. Bell, Strong, ca. 1936 Item 65515 infoStrong Historical Society When the Sandy…