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Historical Items

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Item 33997

Rusticators, Blue Hill, 1907

Contributed by: Blue Hill Public Library Date: 1907 Location: Blue Hill Media: Photographic print

Item 33996

Croquet, Blue Hill, 1907

Contributed by: Blue Hill Public Library Date: 1907 Location: Blue Hill Media: Photographic print

Item 34004

Rusticators sailing, Blue Hill, 1907

Contributed by: Blue Hill Public Library Date: 1907 Location: Blue Hill Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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."

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Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

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John Dunn, 19th Century Sportsman

John Warner Grigg Dunn was an accomplished amateur photographer, hunter, fisherman and lover of nature. On his trips to Ragged Lake and environs, he became an early innovator among amateur wildlife photographers. His photography left us with a unique record of the Moosehead Lake region in the late nineteenth century.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Rustication

Rustication Steamship "Mount Desert," leaving Southwest Harbor, ca. 1900 In the 19th and early 20th centuries, steamship was the preferred…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Northeast Harbor: Rustic to Rusticators

Northeast Harbor: Rustic to Rusticators Northeast Harbor Fleet Race, ca. 1930Item Contributed byGreat Harbor Maritime Museum In 1761, Abraham…

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Blue Hill, Maine - In Search of the Rustic Life

The word rusticator is derived from the word rustic, which relates to country living. Rusticators wanted to live simpler lives, though they enjoyed…

My Maine Stories

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Rug Hooking Project with a Story
by Marilyn Weymouth Seguin

My grandmother taught me the Maine craft of rug hooking when I was a child.

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars