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Historical Items

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Item 28879

Madison, View at Lakewood, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Madison Media: Postcard

Item 35951

Hotel Coburn, Skowhegan, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1910 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 9036

Skowhegan trolley car barn, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1920 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Trolley Travel

Trolleys were the cleanest and most efficient means of mass transit Maine has ever known.