Success at riding a bike mirrored success in life. Bicycling could bring families together. Bicycling was good for one's health. Bicycling was fun. Bicycles could go fast. Such were some of the arguments made to induce many thousands of people around Maine and the nation to take up the new pastime at the end of the nineteenth century.
The spectacle of people on fire included their diving into a small barrel of water from high up! It was a family carnival but had some mature…
… & "Edna Hoyt" The “Edward O’Brien” made quite a spectacle at the time of her launching from the Burgess O’Brien yard.
… it was the host for an inordinately wide array of spectacles. In summer, the Casino transformed itself into the Bar Harbor Playhouse which brought…