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Historical Items

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Item 14470

Railraod Sectionmen Spreading Ballast, Littleton, 1956

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: 1956 Location: Littleton Media: Photographic print

Item 22830

Train Loading Ballast Near Springvale Depot, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Springvale Media: Print from glass negative

Item 15246

Repairing Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Roadbed, Littleton, 1956

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: 1956 Location: Littleton Media: Photographic print

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.

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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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Amazing! Maine Stories

These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.

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Porter Memorial Library

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