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Item 5479

Winter harness racing, Poland Spring, ca. 1900s

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Poland Spring Media: Photographic print

Item 6730

Shakers at winter sale, Poland Spring Resort

Contributed by: United Society of Shakers Date: circa 1920 Location: Poland Media: Photographic print

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Aerial view, Poland Spring resort, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Poland Spring Preservation Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Poland Spring Media: Photographic print


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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.


Auto Racing in Maine: 1911

The novelty of organized auto racing came to Maine in 1911 with a hill-climbing event in Poland and speed racing at Old Orchard Beach. Drivers and cars came from all over New England for these events.


In Time and Eternity: Shakers in the Industrial Age

"In Time and Eternity: Maine Shakers in the Industrial Age 1872-1918" is a series of images that depict in detail the Shakers in Maine during a little explored time period of expansion and change.

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Poland Spring Preservation Society

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - 1925 National Governors' Association Convention

… that was held at the illustrious Poland Springs Hotel in Poland, Maine. Executives, their families, and their staff were welcomed at the Maine…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Rumford - Page 4 of 4

… permission from her daughters, Elizabeth West Poland and Marilyn West Curtis; A Poem, “Pennacook Falls” by Tom Fallon, with permission by author…