A Short History of "Upta Camp"


May 23, 2019
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Maine saw a steady and tremendous rise in tourism and vacationing. Who vacationed here? Those with money and time as city air pushed and the cool air of Maine pulled. People arrived by ship and by train, by car and eventually by plane as they visited the coast, mountains, woods, and lakes of Maine resorts, grand hotels, motels, tea rooms, and diners.

In this fun talk, David Jones will walk us back in time using beautiful old maps, photos, and quotes from famous tourists and writers. 

Here’s more about our speaker!
David R. Jones, an historian by trade, was a Maine summer person for fifty-some years. He now lives year-round in Bethel, and teaches at the Rumford and South Paris outposts of the University of Maine at Augusta.

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