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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Indians & Rusticators: Wabanakis & Summer Visitors on Mount Desert Island 1840s-1920s

… Bar Harbor Times, 20 June 1934 Rusticators were visitors who flocked to the island from cities, seeking relief from the noise and pollution of…

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Acadia National Park

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Cottagers

… Memorial Library As Mount Desert Island’s visitor count rose, many wealthy rusticators opted for greater luxury and privacy and built their own…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Welcome

… Whether a resident of our community, a seasonal visitor, an educator, or a curious "virtual traveler," we invite you to discover the rich history…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Rusticators on the Rise

… Island boasted some 20,000 “summer people”—both visitors and cottagers. Its gilded age had arrived, with Bar Harbor’s reputation as one of the most…

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Surry by the Bay - Late Twentieth Century

Many of these visitors headed “downeast” towards Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island; some of them discovered Surry during their travels and…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Gravenstein apple, Bangor, 1866

… a dwarf belles early were the admiration of all visitors." Along the right side he wrote, "I trimmed this tree in 1865 so I could stand under the…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - I. Canoes and Clamshells: The Pre-European Settlement Years

… and, to a lesser extent, Passamaquoddy were known visitors to Swan’s Island. The island was a good site to hunt seal and porpoises for skins and…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Arriving in Bar Harbor

1886, p.417. In the latter 1800s, visitors traveled to Mount Desert Island by yacht, train, steamboat, or stagecoach—or a combination of these.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Inns

… wrap-around veranda, and sprawling lawns where visitors strolled and competed in playful sporting events with locals, cottagers, and encamped…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Charles K. Savage (1903-1979): The View from Asticou - Page 3 of 6

… community of middle age, wealthy retired summer visitors. Many of these "guests" stayed for a month or more and brought along their ladies’ maids…

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Washburn-Norlands Living History Center

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Brick Store Museum

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

… Northeast Point, welcomed its first summer visitors when its landing was built shortly after the Ryder Landing.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Businesses and Cottage Industries

… Society When the population grew as summer visitors began to arrive at Islesboro during the mid-1860s, it became more necessary to provide further…

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Lubec, Maine - McCurdy Herring Smokehouse - Page 1 of 4

Jacob B. Pike, photo X In the early Fifties, visitors could buy a postcard with a view looking over to downtown Lubec from the island of…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Dixfield - Page 2 of 5

Jonathan Holman was a frequent visitor to Holmantown to “visit his boys down in Maine.” According to the History of the Town Sutton, Massachusetts by…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Bryants and Rockefellers: Two Seal Harbor Families

Also, many of the wealthier visitors fell in love with what they found on the island, and soon enough million-dollar cottages started appearing…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Big Thunder

Every visitor to Bar Harbor knows ‘Big Thunder’ the ancient Indian, who for years has canoed the children of summer visitors, and the parents…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Harbor Cottage, The Old Ell (“Mame’s House”), and the Big Barn

From these first seasonal visitors who recorded the visual beauty of Mount Desert Island in their artwork, the tourist industry on Mount Desert…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Discover the Story of Blue Hill - Page 3 of 4

Despite occasional tension between summer visitors and year-round residents, a spirit of cooperation and devotion to community reigned.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - IV. Transitions and troubles: Private enterprise shoulders an island’s needs

The first wave of visitors were generalized as "preachers and teachers," those who had the free time to spend an entire summer on the island.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - More on the Old Ell

… casual meals too: much to the delight of young visitors, the menu consisted largely of instant flavored oatmeal, Cup o' Soup, and Tang instant…

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Rumford Area Historical Society

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