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Historical Items

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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

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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

Exhibits

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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

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

Student Exhibit: Benedict Arnold's March Through Skowhegan

Benedict Arnold arrived in Skowhegan on October 4th, 1775, and it was here that Arnold received his first offer of help from the colonists. Joseph Weston and his sons helped Benedict Arnold and his army cross over the Skowhegan Falls, but Joseph later got a severe cold from exposure and died of a fever on Oct.16th. His sons went back to the family home along the Kennebec for they were the first family to settle in Old Canaan or what is now Skowhegan.

Site Pages

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Site Page

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…

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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”.

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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…