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Maine's Early Tourism 7/13/19

Vacationland: Growth and development of Maine’s tourism industry


When did people with newly found leisure begin to come to Maine in large numbers for cool clear mountain air and clean refreshing water? It was long before “Vacationland” became a permanent feature on Maine’s license plates.


Linda Snow McLoon tells the story of Maine’s early tourism - the growth and development of tourism in Maine - focusing on its interior lakes, principally Belgrade Lakes.

Sally Williams presents contrasting images from the