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Historical Items

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Item 76144

Aurelio Garcia, Carrabassett Valley, 1971

Contributed by: Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Club through Ski Museum of Maine Date: 1971 Location: Sugarloaf Township Media: Photographic print

Item 29348

Danish Village, Scarborough, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1930 Location: Scarborough; Ribe Media: Photographic print

Item 55055

Sand Beach and Ocean View Motel, Biddeford Pool, ca. 1920

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1920 Location: Biddeford Media: Postcard

Exhibits

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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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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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World Alpine Ski Racing in Maine

Sugarloaf -- a small ski area by European standards -- entered ski racing history in 1971 by hosting an event that was part of the World Cup Alpine Ski Championships. The "Tall Timber Classic," as the event was known, had a decidedly Maine flavor.

Site Pages

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

… of the old, though this time they were hotels and motels and small inns, built in time to ride a wave of economic prosperity and the rise of the…

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Historic Hallowell - Day 8

… spent nine days trying to run the Suburban Pines Motel in Windham without power while housing eight relatives, then when a guest was using a candle…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 3 of 4

It was a unique, one-hundred-unit pre-motel, a connected series of units that would later be typical of the modern motel.