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Category: Recreation & Leisure

Historical Items

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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

Exhibits

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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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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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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.

Site Pages

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Baxter State Park

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Maine Forest Service

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Acadia National Park

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My Maine Stories

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From Pee Wee to Pro The Maine Way
by Danny Bolduc

I am the very first person from Maine to have played hockey in the Olympics and in the NHL.

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I'm fortunate to live in Livermore Falls
by Kenny Jacques

I've seen a lot of changes in Livermore Falls, and hope we will reinvent again soon.

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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