Here Are The Oldest Photos Ever Taken In Maine And They're Incredible
As anyone who has grown up in Maine can tell you, we’ve got a pretty long and storied history. From the early colonial settlers that made their way north in strenuous conditions to epic and destructive fires, it’s easy to see why Mainers are able to get through anything! In order to celebrate our strength and remember all that this state has seen, we’ve gathered a fascinating bunch of old photos of Maine allowing us all to take a trip down memory lane. Let’s explore these incredible images that tell some of the fascinating history of Maine.
If you would like to explore the history of Maine, the Maine Historical Society Library is a great source of information. Check out this video:
The old photos of Maine are interesting, but we bet they didn’t have this awesome ice cream trail back in those days! Check out the sweetest trail in Maine!
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MAINE'S HISTORY & RELATED INFO
What are the best museums in Maine?
Our state has a rich history, and, in my opinion, you’ll get the best documented lessons from our museums. So, here are the best museums in Maine that are great for the history buff.
- Maine Maritime Museum, Bath
- Victoria Mansion, Portland
- Maine State Museum, Augusta
- Cole Land Transportation Museum, Bangor
- Owls Head Transportation Museum, Owls Head
- The Northern Maine Museum of Science, Presque Isle
- Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, Portland
- Stanwood Homestead Museum & Bird Sanctuary, Ellsworth
- Somesville Historical Museum & Gardens, Mount Desert Island
- Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport
Here’s a previous article about some quirky museums in Maine that are worthy of a visit.
What are some historical landmarks in Maine?
As one of the oldest cities in America, there are lots of historical landmarks in Maine. Here are 12 of the best landmarks in Maine that are a must-visit:
- Portland Head Light, Cape Elizabeth
- Kennebec Arsenal, Augusta
- Portland Observatory, Portland
- Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Brunswick
- Maine State House, Augusta
- Bowdoin Schooner, Castine
- Victoria Mansion, Portland
- Cushnoc Archeological Site, Augusta
- Fort Kent Blockhouse, Fort Kent
- Winslow Homer Studio, Scarborough
- Seguin Lighthouse, Phippsburg
- Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester
Be sure to check out our previous article with more information about these historical landmarks in Maine.
What are some fun facts about Maine?
If you’ve ever wondered what Maine is known for, then you’re in the right place. These are some fun facts about Maine, some of which you might not know about.
- Maine has over 3,000 miles of coastline
- Maine’s state nickname is The Pine Tree State
- Maine produces 100 million pounds of lobster annually
- Most of the lighthouses are haunted
- The state bird is the Black-capped chickadee
- The official song is “State of Maine Song”
- Favorite desserts are whoopie and blueberry pies
- Maine has over 150 breweries
- World-renowned author Stephen King lived in Bangor
- It is illegal to keep a Monk Parakeet and moose as pets
Check out our previous article for more fun facts about Maine.