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Historical Items

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Item 12180

Tontine Hotel fire, Brunswick, 1904

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: 1904 Location: Brunswick Media: Photograph, Print

Item 103227

The Lafayette Hotel fire, Houlton, 1911

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1911-02-15 Location: Houlton Media: photograph

Item 14886

Windsor Hotel fire, Bangor, 1950

Contributed by: Hose 5 Fire Museum Date: 1950-04-14 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.

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Luxurious Leisure

From the last decades of the nineteenth century through about the 1920s, vacationers were attracted to large resort hotels that promised a break from the noise, crowds, and pressures of an ever-urbanizing country.

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Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island

Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Depression, War, and Fire

Belmont Hotel after the Fire of 1947Item Contributed byBar Harbor Historical Society After the war, islanders looked forward to restarting their…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Ocean View Hotel

Ocean View Hotel Ocean View Hotel porch, Swan's Island, ca. 1900Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society The Ocean View Hotel was…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - MDI and the Fire of 1947

MDI and the Fire of 1947 Belmont Hotel after the Fire of 1947Item Contributed byBar Harbor Historical Society The Fire of 1947 wiped out…

My Maine Stories

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life