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Keywords: orchard

Historical Items

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Item 27689

Old Orchard Beach High School, Hurricane Carol, 1954

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: 1954-08-30 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Item 30935

Old Orchard Beach Camp Ground, 1911

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1911 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Item 51222

Old Orchard Beach Center, 1900

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 67259

28-34 Orchard Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mary A. Tolman Use: Garage & Storage

Item 67851

14-18 Orchard Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Benjamin G. Ward Use: Dwelling - Two family

Item 67853

29-31 Orchard Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Samuel S. Boyd Use: Dwelling - Single family

Exhibits

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We Saw Lindbergh!

Following his historic flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh commenced a tour across America, greeted by cheering crowds at every stop. He was a day late for his speaking engagement in Portland, due to foggy conditions. Elise Fellows White wrote in her diary about seeing Lindbergh and his plane.

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Auto Racing in Maine: 1911

The novelty of organized auto racing came to Maine in 1911 with a hill-climbing event in Poland and speed racing at Old Orchard Beach. Drivers and cars came from all over New England for these events.

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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.

Site Pages

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Old Orchard Beach Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Farmer

In 2010 planting was begun on the property to recreate the orchard following Fisher's plan. Seedlings from heritage stock have been carefully…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… 1920s a severe early frost killed most of the orchards in the area and the apple shop was closed, but not before 50,000 barrels of apples were…

My Maine Stories

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Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.

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Everything we did was new and exciting in the Vellux division
by Maurice Paquette

If you applied yourself you could do anything at Pepperell Mills.