The Kennebunks in Season

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Tourists have flocked to the beaches and hotels of the Kennebunks for more than one hundred years. At the dawn of the twentieth century, postcards that showcased the area's attractions were popular with visitors as mementos and as an inexpensive means of communication. Today, the historic postcards that survive provide a look back at the Kennebunks of an earlier era. The Kennebunks in Season contains almost two hundred postcard images featuring the early hotels and businesses that catered to the tourist trade in Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and Cape Porpoise, along with the popular local attractions and prominent homes of the area. Also included are rare images of the motel courts that began in the late 1920s along Route 1 from Kennebunk to today's Arundel, then North Kennebunkport.
ISBN: 9780738537504
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maine
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Steven Burr is a lifelong Kennebunk resident, a local historian, and the author of Kennebunk: Main Street. He has compiled The Kennebunks in Season from his own postcard collection, which he has built over the past twenty years.
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