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Historical Items

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Item 14556

Rockledge Hotel at Popham Beach, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Popham Beach Media: Glass Negative

Item 14846

Toot's Cottage, Cape Elizabeth, ca. 1910

Contributed by: An individual through South Portland Public Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Cape Elizabeth Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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We Saw Lindbergh!

Following his historic flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh commenced a tour across America, greeted by cheering crowds at every stop. He was a day late for his speaking engagement in Portland, due to foggy conditions. Elise Fellows White wrote in her diary about seeing Lindbergh and his plane.

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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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Harry Lyon: An Old Sea Dog Takes to the Air

Through a chance meeting, Harry Lyon of Paris Hill became the navigator on the 1928 flight of the Southern Cross, the first trans-Pacific flight. His skill as a navigator, despite his lack of experience, was a key factor on the flight's success.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

My Maine Stories

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

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