In partnership with the Maine Memory Network Maine Memory Network

Maine Memory Network

Industry, Tourism, and Commerce

Franklin Grange Hall, Bryant Pond, ca. 1892

Franklin Grange Hall, Bryant Pond, ca. 1892

Item 1190 info
Maine Historical Society

Agriculture played a large role in the lives and successes of Bethel natives, and naturally as tourism and consumer rates increased, so did the farmer's ability to produce and trade on a larger level.

In the 1860s, commercial activity and manufacturing increased, particularly at Bethel Hill and the nearby village of "Skillingston."

A balance between industry and tourism allowed commerce to develop into a workable system, creating a triangle-like structure that became greatly influential to Maine and its efforts during the war.


Item 5 of 5