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Historical Items

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"Salle de Recreation" at Marie-Joseph Academy, Biddeford Pool, ca. 1950

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1950 Location: Biddeford Media: Postcard

Item 8897

MGH donkey baseball game, Portland, 1950

Contributed by: Maine Medical Center Archives Date: 1950-06-20 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 6453

Macomber Playground, Augusta, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: circa 1935 Location: Augusta Media: Silver gelatin print


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Luxurious Leisure

From the last decades of the nineteenth century through about the 1920s, vacationers were attracted to large resort hotels that promised a break from the noise, crowds, and pressures of an ever-urbanizing country.


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.


Summer's Favorite Game

Baseball often is called the National Pastime. For many people, baseball is encountered in the backyard and down the street, a game played by a few or the full contingent of a team.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Other Recreation

Other Recreation Text By: Strong School 7th and 8th Graders, 2011-2012 Loading deer on the train at Strong station, ca.

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Baxter State Park

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… buddies display the fruits of their afternoon recreation. Valley Brook, a tributary of Sandy River, was easily accessible to the townspeople and…

My Maine Stories

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I'm fortunate to live in Livermore Falls
by Kenny Jacques

I've seen a lot of changes in Livermore Falls, and hope we will reinvent again soon.


Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn circa 1960
by David Rollins

The creation of Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn at Sugarloaf USA


Portland in the 1940s
by Carol Norton Hall

As a young woman in Portland during WWII, the presence of servicemen was life changing.

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Sporting Maine

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Health Education & Physical Education, Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to myriad communities in Maine, past and present, through the universal lens of sports and group activities. Students will explore and understand the history of many of Maine’s recreational pastimes, what makes Maine the ideal location for some outdoor sports, and how communities have come together through team activities throughout Maine’s history.