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Category: Recreation & Leisure, Camps, Resorts & Vacation Homes, Resorts, hotels & inns

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Summit Springs Hotel, Poland

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Poland Media: Photographic print

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Staircase, old Driftwood Lodge, Rangeley Lake, 1938

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1938-07-18 Location: Rangeley Media: Photographic print

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Oxford House, Fryeburg, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Fryeburg Media: Photographic print


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Student Exhibit: The Story of the Heywood Tavern

The story of the Heywood Tavern in Skowhegan.


Poland Spring: Summering in Fashion

During the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, Americans sought to leave increasing urban, industrialized lives for the health and relaxation of the country. The Poland Spring resort, which offered a beautiful setting, healing waters, and many amenities, was one popular destination.


Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

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Poland Spring Preservation Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

Summer Resorts map of Islesboro  Text by Donna Seymour Seaside House Key Tag, Islesboro, ca. 1900Item Contributed byIslesboro Historical…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - About Us

About Us Grindle Point Lighthouse X TEAM ISLESBORO’S PROCESS From the start, Islesboro stressed student participation and community involvement.

My Maine Stories

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life