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Historical Items

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Item 13247

Camp Wavus Girls Hiking, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: circa 1940 Location: Jefferson Media: Photographic print

Item 12873

Walking in to Daicy Pond, 1931

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1931 Media: Photographic print

Item 78959

George B. Dorr, Mount Desert Island, ca 1940

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society Date: circa 1940 Location: Mount Desert Island Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Hiking, Art and Science: Portland's White Mountain Club

In 1873, a group of men, mostly from Portland, formed the second known hiking club in the U.S., the White Mountain Club of Portland, to carry out their scientific interests, their love of hiking and camaraderie, and their artistic interests in painting and drawing the features of several of the White Mountains.


Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.


John Dunn, 19th Century Sportsman

John Warner Grigg Dunn was an accomplished amateur photographer, hunter, fisherman and lover of nature. On his trips to Ragged Lake and environs, he became an early innovator among amateur wildlife photographers. His photography left us with a unique record of the Moosehead Lake region in the late nineteenth century.

Site Pages

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Blue Hill, Maine - In Search of the Rustic Life

Some popular places to hike were Blue Hill Mountain and the Blue Hill Falls Bridge. On Parker Point, a tennis court was built in 1912 by George…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Rusticators on the Rise

… vistas, and the exhilaration of vigorous mountain hikes. Kebo Valley Golf Club, Bar Harbor, 1907Item Contributed byJesup Memorial Library Yet…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Working in Maine

… enjoyed interacting with the animals and taking hiking trips. The other part of his job was working in the office. He did lots of paperwork.

My Maine Stories

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C19 on Pine Point Beach
by Beth, Scarborough

Cancer patient experience during pandemic


Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old
by Phyllis A. Blackstone

A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s


Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Sporting Maine

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Health Education & Physical Education, Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to myriad communities in Maine, past and present, through the universal lens of sports and group activities. Students will explore and understand the history of many of Maine’s recreational pastimes, what makes Maine the ideal location for some outdoor sports, and how communities have come together through team activities throughout Maine’s history.