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Historical Items

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Item 26189

Derailed Trolleys, Yarmouth, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: circa 1925 Location: Yarmouth Media: Photographic print

Item 53883

The casino at Underwood Spring Park, Falmouth, 1907

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum Date: 1907 Location: Falmouth Media: Postcard

Item 53885

The lookout at Underwood Spring Park, Falmouth, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum Date: circa 1905 Location: Falmouth Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.

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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Guiding Services for Sport Hunters

… was William Lyman Underwood, grandson to William Underwood who established the Underwood Canning Company in Boston around 1825.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Building Community and Commerce

The Underwood cannery opened in Southwest Harbor in 1850. Lobster was its main product. Though men did most of the heavy lifting at the factory…