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This compelling collection of more than two hundred old photographs brings to life South Portland and Cape Elizabeth in the century of change between the 1850s and the 1950s. Most of the photographs in this fascinating visual history are rare and many have never before been published. They are taken from family albums which provide an intimate chronicle of the history of the area, ranging from the Spurwink River to the boatyards at Ferry Village, the estates at Delano Park, and the many neighborhoods that make up South Portland. The photographs introduce us to the people, places, and events which defined South Portland and Cape Elizabeth between 1850 and 1950, including the descendants of some of the first settlersthe Jordans, Dyers, Murrays, and Cleeves, whose families still live in the area. This treasury of images and information will be a source of fascination and enjoyment for resident and visitor, young and old alike.
About the Author
Renowned for its spectacular rocky shoreline, its scenic views of Casco Bay and the islands, and its genteel way of life, Cape Elizabeth is an area of great natural beauty. This wonderful book by author and journalist Connie Porter Scott leads us back into Cape Elizabeth’s past, as we visit the old forts that defended the waterfront, board the trolley for a journey to some of the grand hotels, follow the railroad into Thornton Heights and the Rigby Yard, and explore the shipyards of South Portland which brought such prosperity and such change.