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Historical Items

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Item 18888

Riding the Old Blue chairlift at Pleasant Mountain, ca. 1972

Contributed by: Shawnee Peak Ski Area through Ski Museum of Maine Date: circa 1972 Location: Bridgton Media: Photographic print

Item 18885

Old Blue chairlift, Pleasant Mountain, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Shawnee Peak Ski Area through Ski Museum of Maine Date: circa 1960 Location: Bridgton Media: Photographic print

Item 18915

Kids load the T-bar, Bridgton, ca. 1955.

Contributed by: Shawnee Peak Ski Area through Ski Museum of Maine Date: circa 1955 Location: Bridgton Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Skiing Pleasant Mountain

By the second half of the 20th century, skiing began to enjoy unprecedented popularity. Pleasant Mountain in Bridgton (later Shawnee Peak) was Maine's foremost place to join the fun in the 1950s and 1960s.

Exhibit

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."