Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1914–1973 Location: Portland; Portland Client: Portland Boys Club Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects
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.
Alonzo E. Raynes diving off wharf, Hampden, ca. 1840 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description Alonzo E.
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…