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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Roads: From Footpaths to Super Highway

carriage with a homemade odometer attached to a carriage wheel to calculate distance traveled.(3) At each mile a stake was driven into the ground…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 1 of 4

… Oak Hill station was a busy shipping point for horses and livestock for the Union Army.(6) Scarboro Beach Railroad Station, 1909Item…

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

He was being rushed home by horse and carriage but sadly died before they reached the house. Mr. Arnold, one of Haley's employees, had just walked…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Intersection of Centre and Washington

Typical of this era, a railroad and hotel built in 1816 named the Commercial Hotel were present on the northwest corner of the intersection.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Building Community and Commerce

Shipbuilding had started, of course, with the first settlers, who needed to get to the fishing grounds and to trade.

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

During the winter months when there was snow, sleigh cars replaced the horse cars. Some time after Portland became electrified in the 1880s, the…

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

… the number of accidents between automobiles and horse-drawn vehicles. In 1910 Scarborough citizens, following Portland’s lead, voted to limit the…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Scarborough Marsh: "Land of Much Grass" - Page 2 of 4

Once cut, horses and oxen, shod in bog shoes, hauled the harvested hay to staddles. To increase acreage yields, large-scale diking was undertaken.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 2 of 4

and was funded by toll rates, eight cents for a horse and twenty-five cents for a stagecoach. Objecting to the twenty-five cent tariff to cross the…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 2 of 4

Mr. Small drove the team of two horses with the reins going out through a small opening. Fall and spring it traveled on wheels and in the winter on…

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

Aviation fever came to Scarborough in 1926 when Chester Jordan and Phillips Payson purchased land for an airport off Manson Libby Road.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Skyline Farm - Making and Preserving History

By the time Ken died, his collection of antique carriages and sleighs numbered somewhere over 300. Carriage Museum Exhibition Hall Photo by Pamela C.

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Skyline Farm

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - "Main Streets" of North Yarmouth and Cumberland

Few heater intersections are still in existence. Greely Road borders three towns; Cumberland, North Yarmouth and Yarmouth.

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Life on a Tidal River - Bass Park: A History of Fillies, Fame, and Fun

… this long reign, Bass Park has seen it all: horse and car racing on its half-mile track, polo, baseball, circuses, soccer, carnivals, tractor…

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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Lincoln, Maine - Asa Griffin, Lincoln, ca. 1900

… Description Asa Griffin is shown with a horse and carriage in front of the Masonic Hall in Lincoln in the early 1900s.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Mexico - Page 1 of 3

… Rhode Island, purchased the property and added a carriage house, a hen house with cupola, and elaborate wooden fencing in an effort to create a…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Franklin County Agricultural Fair

Also, quilts and spreads, carpets, rugs and plants, fancy work, taxidermy. The fair has been held every year since 1840 at the fair grounds on High…

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Lincoln, Maine - Thomas S. Libby

A carriage maker is a person that makes carriages. A carriage is a four-wheeled car that is pulled by two or more horses.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Economic History of Main Street, Northeast Harbor - Page 1 of 3

How deliciously the place smelled of freshly ground coffee and of course nothing less than S.S. Pierce’s Mocha and Java.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Strong's History - Page 2 of 4

People treated their horses well, and most towns had one or more livery stables. Strong had a livery stable in the center of town.

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Lincoln, Maine - Lincoln House Hotel

It had a stable for travelers, horses, and carriages. In the 1900s, two new stories of wood and two new stories of bricks were constructed to house…

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Guilford, Maine - Special Events

Sesquicentennial - Baby Carriage ParadeItem Contributed byGuilford Historical Society Some other events were oxen pulling, barbeque, canoe races…