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Item 31026

Horse drawn vehicle on Main Street, Cumberland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Phil Chase through Prince Memorial Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Cumberland Media: Photographic print

Item 79335

Horse-drawn carriage leaving the Jameson & Wotton Wharf, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Friendship Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Friendship Media: Glass Negative

Item 23868

Saco Fire Brigade, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: circa 1890 Location: Saco Media: Photographic print


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History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.


Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.


Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 4 of 4

… the number of accidents between automobiles and horse-drawn vehicles. In 1910 Scarborough citizens, following Portland’s lead, voted to limit the…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 2 of 4

… the 1860s, the Portland Railroad Company operated horse-drawn cars on rails that ran through Scarborough and other area towns.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Green Mountain Railroad By: Spenser Simis

… by the Indians by Daniel Brewer, enabling horse drawn carriages to reach the high summit of Green Mountain and take in its breathtaking views.