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Historical Items

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Item 50978

Diving board, Good Will Home, Fairfield, ca. 1925

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: circa 1925 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Item 100919

Alonzo E. Raynes diving off wharf, Hampden, ca. 1840

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Date: circa 1840 Location: Hampden Media: Ink on paper

Item 57793

Blue Ledge on the Sandy River, Strong, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Strong Media: Glass Negative

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111129

Portland Boys Club, Portland, 1914-1973

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1914–1973 Location: Portland; Portland Client: Portland Boys Club Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Online 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.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Alonzo E. Raynes diving off wharf, Hampden, ca. 1840

Alonzo E. Raynes diving off wharf, Hampden, ca. 1840 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description Alonzo E.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… Strong provided a deep pool with a high bluff for diving. Though not for the faint of heart, natural footholds could be found on the face of the…

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Historic Hallowell - The "World of Mirth" Carnival in Hallowell

The spectacle of people on fire included their diving into a small barrel of water from high up! It was a family carnival but had some mature…

My Maine Stories

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Story

A Loon's World
by Norma Salway

Loons on Songo Pond

Story

The Point
by Norma K. Salway

In the summer, on the eastern shore of Songo, kids dove from a leaning tree

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Childhood Memories of Learning to Swim on Rangeley Lake
by Betty C.

Betty's two older sisters taught her how to swim on Rangeley Lake.