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Item 26105

Andover village, ca. 1909

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1909

Location: Andover

Media: Photograph on postcard

Item 39366

Viewing stand at Maplewood Park, Bangor, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Bangor Historical Society

Date: circa 1895

Location: Bangor

Media: Glass Negative

Item 27493

Baseball in Farmington, 1921

Contributed by: Farmington Historical Society

Date: circa 1921

Location: Farmington

Media: Photographic print

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Riding the Old Blue chairlift at Pleasant Mountain

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.

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Casco Castle, South Freeport, ca. 1910

The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.

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Samoset Hotel, Rockland, ca. 1930

Luxurious Leisure

From the last decades of the nineteenth century through about the 1920s, vacationers were attracted to large resort hotels that promised a break from the noise, crowds, and pressures of an ever-urbanizing country.

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Holmberg Aerial Survey, Katahdin, 1937

Baxter State Park

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Acadia National Park, ca. 1920

Maine Forest Service

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Green Mountain Tea House, ca. 1880

Acadia National Park

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My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 3 View All

Story

Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists

by Phil Tedrick


A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman

Story

Growing up DownEast

by Darrin MC Mclellan


Stories of growing up Downeast

Story

Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by

by Randy Randall


Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.