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Historical Items

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Item 26725

Ne-mat-ta-no Resort Hotel, North Lubec, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Lubec Memorial Library Date: circa 1920 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Item 25517

Fete, Poland Spring resort, 1901

Contributed by: Poland Spring Preservation Society Date: 1901 Location: Poland Spring Media: Photographic print

Item 25547

Menu, Poland Spring resort, 1884

Contributed by: Poland Spring Preservation Society Date: 1884 Location: Poland Spring Media: Ink on paper

Exhibits

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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.

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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.

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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."

Site Pages

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

Summer Resorts map of Islesboro  Text by Donna Seymour Seaside House Key Tag, Islesboro, ca. 1900Item Contributed byIslesboro Historical…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Businesses and Cottage Industries

… a means of supporting and developing the island's resort industry. Early island contractors and builders were responsible for erecting the large…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - About Us

… within each category; Schools (Education), Summer Resorts (Recreation), Businesses/Cottage Industries (Land Use), Water Transportation…

My Maine Stories

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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

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life

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November 1st on Horseshoe Pond
by Susan Mancine

A poem about the loss of three elderly relatives