Maine State Historian to deliver talk on early auto travel, development of Rt. 1
BELFAST— Penobscot Shores' Enrichment Series for older adults continues with "Roadside Maine, Old Route 1 from Kittery to Calais" on Wednesday, August 8 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Penobscot Shores.
While Mainers are experiencing the good, the bad and the ugly of increased tourist traffic during the height of vacation season as we know it today, Maine State Historian, Earle Shettleworth, will share the entertaining story of how it all started during the first half of the 20th century. With post cards dating from 1900 to 1960 he will show the commercial development of Route 1 by automotive tourism through vintage views of early gas stations, camp grounds, overnight cabins, car ferries across the Kennebec and Penobscot Rivers and roadside attractions like the Desert of Maine in Freeport and Perry's Nut House in Belfast.
With programs designed to educate, inspire and connect older adults, admission to all Penobscot Shores' Enrichment Series programs is free, but registration is required. To sign up, please contact Penobscot Shores at (207) 338-2332.