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Falmouth began as a farming and fishing town with an active wooden ship–building industry along the Presumpscot River Estuary. The town later developed a number of small villages, each with a post office, stores, and its own school. Following the Civil War, the population dropped and did not begin to increase until the beginning of World War II. Wealthy Portland residents and out-of-state visitors established summer estates in Falmouth Foreside. With the introduction of the automobile and the electric trolley in the early 1900s, the Falmouth Foreside and West Falmouth areas enjoyed an influx of people who could live in Falmouth and work in Portland. After World War II, Falmouth continued to increase in size as roads were improved and more houses were built. Today Falmouth remains a growing community with extensive retail, health, retirement, and service facilities.
ISBN: 9780738562988
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maine
Series: Images of America
Images: 182
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The Falmouth Historical Society has compiled this collection of vintage photographs from the Falmouth Memorial Library, the Town of Falmouth, personal archives, and the society's own collection.
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