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Keywords: Summer population

Historical Items

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Item 21192

Building of Arts in Bar Harbor

Contributed by: Bar Harbor Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Postcard

Item 21315

Building of Arts, Bar Harbor, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Acadia National Park Date: circa 1925 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Photographic print

Item 21193

Building of Arts, Bar Harbor, 1915

Contributed by: Bar Harbor Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Postcard

Online Exhibits

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Summer Camps

Maine is home to dozens of summer-long youth camps and untold numbers of day camps that take advantage of water, woods, and fresh air. While the children, counselors, and other staff come to Maine in the summer, the camps live on throughout the year and throughout the lives of many of the campers.

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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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Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

Site Pages

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

It attracted its first summer population in 1868 when the steam boats made regular trips between Bangor and Ryder Landing.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - MDI and the Fire of 1947

… known with its hotels and B&Bs as a tourist spot while Seal Harbor and Northeast Harbor are now home to the summer population and their mansions.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Rusticators come to MDI

… Rockefellers and Fords spent their summers on MDI. Locals found employment with this growing summer population. Economy on Mt. Desert Island

My Maine Stories

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Story

In an Old, Abandoned Island House, I Found my Mentor and my Muse
by Robin Clifford Wood

An aspiring writer finds inspiration and a mentor from the past in an old island home.

Story

A Note from a Maine-American
by William Dow Turner

With 7 generations before statehood, and 5 generations since, Maine DNA carries on.

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Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.