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Item 25004

Swimming Pool, Bar Harbor, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1905 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Postcard

Item 25003

Swimming Pool Club, Bar Harbor, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: 1903 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Postcard

Item 67732

Swimming pool, St. Joseph's Orphanage, Lewiston, 1963

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1963-07-02 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print


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From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.


Songs of Winnebago

An enduring element of summer camps is the songs campers sing around the campfire, at meals, and on many other occasions. Some regale the camp experience and others spur the camp's athletes on to victory.


Guarding Maine Rail Lines

Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.

Site Pages

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Blue Hill, Maine - Swimming, Blue Hill, 1907

Swimming, Blue Hill, 1907 Contributed by Blue Hill Public Library Description Swimming at the Bathing Beach in Blue Hill during the…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… 57793 infoStrong Historical Society A favorite swimming hole located on the Sandy River a short distance from the village, Blue Ledge in Strong…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Sports

… of different types of sports was all encompassing, and includes photos of boxing, baseball, football, golf, horseshoes, swimming, basketball.

My Maine Stories

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Childhood Memories of Learning to Swim on Rangeley Lake
by Betty C.

Betty's two older sisters taught her how to swim on Rangeley Lake.


Swimming with Jellyfish
by Cathy. L

At the age of 19 Cathy attended an Audubon Camp at Hog Island.


Float like a water lily
by Nancy R.

Learning to swim on Wilson Pond in Wayne, and synchronized swimming in college.