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Item 9814

Bangor and Aroostook baggage cart

Contributed by: L'Heritage Vivant Living Heritage

Date: circa 1900

Location: Van Buren

Media: wood and steal

Item 50413

Baggage car, Bangor, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum

Date: circa 1915

Location: Bangor

Media: Photographic print

Item 16825

Henry Thurston Clark trunk, ca. 1872

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1872

Location: Bangor; San Francisco; Halifax

Media: Wood, metal, leather, tin

Tax Records Showing 3 of 3 View All

Item 54899

755 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Company

Use: Railroad - Baggage

Item 55755

1217 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Company

Use: Baggage House

Item 55756

1217 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Company

Use: Baggage House

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Exhibit

Oakland Park, Rockport, ca. 1915

A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

Many different types of trolley cars -- for different weather, different uses, and different locations -- were in use in Maine between 1895-1940. The "field guide" explains what each type looked like and how it was used.

Exhibit

Casco Castle, South Freeport, ca. 1910

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

George Washington at Monmouth

A Soldier's Declaration of Independence

William Bayley of Falmouth (Portland) was a soldier in the Continental Army, seeing service at Ticonderoga, Valley Forge, Monmouth Court House, and Saratoga, among other locations. His letters home to his mother reveal much about the economic hardships experienced by both soldiers and those at home.

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Site Page

Bar Harbor steamboat landing, ca. 1885

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Arriving in Bar Harbor

… were twelve families on board with all their baggage, canoes. -Mount Desert Herald, 10/11/1883 Before 1857, steamboat service to Mount Desert…

Site Page

Knickerbocker Express, ca. 1938

Life on a Tidal River - Early Railroads in Bangor - Page 1 of 2

… six locomotives, two carriages for passengers, a baggage car, and a number of freight cars. The first locomotive was the “Pioneer”.

Site Page

MMN Image 27659

Presque Isle: The Star City - Aroostook Valley Railroad

… two compartments, one for passengers and one for baggage and express freight. The cars measured 56 ½ feet in length and were originally…