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Seal Cove Auto Museum

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Intersection of Centre and Washington

"Until the automobile in the early 1900s, roads and businesses were suited for people on foot, carriage, or railroad."

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 4 of 4

"It was a 1905 Rambler. As more people acquired automobiles, the increase in the number of automobiles on the road brought an increase in the number…"

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

"The Automobile, the Great Depression and World War II: 1930-1950 As automobile traffic steadily increased after WWI, Bath experienced a number of…"

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Bath's Historic Downtown - The Railroad Station

"Train service improved greatly and long waits for automobile ferries disappeared. Passenger and freight train traffic increased enough to justify the…"

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Dreamland and Liberty

"… then became the Liberty Garage in 1924 because automobiles were becoming more popular and they needed more places to park downtown."

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Stanley Museum

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Historic Hallowell - Early Industry and Bombahook

"1910Hubbard Free Library In the pre-automobile era no services were in more demand than those of blacksmith, wheelwright and carpenter."

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

"Automobiles had begun to appear in Scarborough in the early 1900s, but road conditions were so poor that use was essentially seasonal."

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 2 of 4

"Although steps were taken through the Depression of the early 1930s to reduce losses, such as abandoning some lines, the trolley system never…"

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Early Settlements

"The automobile was banned from the island until 1933. Turtle Head, Islesboro, ca. 1915Islesboro Historical Society Meadow Pond, Islesboro…"

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Columbian Block

"… best architect in the State in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Front Street looking north from Arch Street, Bath, ca."

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Entertainment- Alameda and Opera House

"… 1926Maine Maritime Museum In the late 19th and early 20th century, theaters were becoming a new and exciting thing in most towns."

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Bath's Historic Downtown - 94 Front Street

"… owned the building from its construction in the early 1850s until 1882, as noted in several tax records."

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Old Town Hall and Grant Building

"… the “Great Fire of 1837” decimated most of the early records thought to be safely in storage. The Old City Hall was a brick, two and a half story…"

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Bath's Historic Downtown - The Sagadahock House and The Sagadahoc Block

"… from Bath Independent 1919 copy noted that the early businesses included a barber shop and The Lincoln National Bank."

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Student Exhibits

"Student Exhibits Bath Savings Institution and Hyde Block The Intersection of Centre and Washington Church Block Columbian Block The Customs House…"

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Bath's Historic Downtown - The Patten Free Library

"The Patten Free Library Text by Noah Lapointe, Austin Lewis, Kyle Perry, and Shadow Stephens 7th grade students at Bath Middle School."

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Project Overview

"Project Overview In June of 2008, the community partnership of the Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room at the Patten Free Library, the Bath…"

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Project Partners

"Project Partners Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room: Patten Free Library and Bath Historical Society A reference room containing the resources for…"

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Welcome

"Welcome X X What do you get when you combine local history, curiosity, and technology with 60 seventh graders and their teachers from Bath…"

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Project Resources

"… Project Resources From the Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room at the Patten Free Library Books & Manuscripts Baker, William Avery, 1973, “A…"

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Bath's Historic Downtown - The Sagadahoc County Courthouse

"The Sagadahoc County Courthouse Text by Jared Gilliam, Emily Parker, and Kaitlyn Smith 7th grade students at Bath Middle School With images from…"

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Merchants' Row

"Merchants' Row Text by Dakota Elwell, Danyelle Layton, and Molly Turner 7th graders at Bath Middle School With images from the Patten Free Library…"