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Historical Items

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Item 99420

Atlantic Wharf, Rockland, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Rockland Historical Society Date: circa 1875 Location: Rockland Media: Stereograph

Item 98885

Pacific Street looking north, Rockland, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Rockland Historical Society Date: circa 1875 Location: Rockland Media: Stereograph

Item 100129

Middle Street west from Main Street, south side, Rockland, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Rockland Historical Society Date: circa 1875 Location: Rockland Media: Stereograph

Exhibits

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Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.

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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.

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This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

Site Pages

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Bath's Historic Downtown - The Railroad Station

… railroad station, just south of downtown at the south end of Commercial Street, was built in 1941.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - 1850 to 1870

… due to the separation of South Thomaston and Rockland in 1848, the population leveled off and remained at 3,000 over the next several decades.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII

… company contracted to bring a daily mail run from Rockland, and in 1898 when Dr. Small published his history, the island received newspapers the…