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Historical Items

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Item 27689

Old Orchard Beach High School after Hurricane Carol, Old Orchard Beach, 1954

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: 1954 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Item 1167

York Beach, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: York Media: Photographic print

Item 30948

Beach near Pier, Old Orchard Beach, 1912

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1912 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 32542

Assessor's Record, 23-25 Beach, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Company Use: Dwelling - Two family

Item 84063

Woodbury property, Beach Avenue, Long Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Albert Woodbury Use: Camp

Item 84117

Fogg property, Beach Avenue, Long Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: George L Fogg Use: Shed


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We Saw Lindbergh!

Following his historic flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh commenced a tour across America, greeted by cheering crowds at every stop. He was a day late for his speaking engagement in Portland, due to foggy conditions. Elise Fellows White wrote in her diary about seeing Lindbergh and his plane.


Auto Racing in Maine: 1911

The novelty of organized auto racing came to Maine in 1911 with a hill-climbing event in Poland and speed racing at Old Orchard Beach. Drivers and cars came from all over New England for these events.


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.

Site Pages

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Old Orchard Beach Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

In 1963 the beach was dedicated in memory of Milton R. Bean (1923-1961), a Legionnaire who spent many long hours on the beach project before he was…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

The beach was named Beanie's Public Beach. Attending the dedication were, front row, left to right: his son, Stephen Bean; grandmother, Jennie…

My Maine Stories

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C19 on Pine Point Beach
by Beth, Scarborough

Cancer patient experience during pandemic


Ogunquit Beach Sonnet
by Shannon Schooley

Sonnet written for school when I was 12 years old.


Surfing in Maine
by Emma G.

Emma, a student of documentary film making, talks about surfing at Scarborough Beach

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Maine Monochromatic Oceanscape

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Visual & Performing Arts
This lesson plan will give students an overview of the creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine, real and imagined. Students will be able to describe the creatures they learn about, first learning simple art skills, and then combining these simple skills to make an Oceanscape picture that is complex.