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The Golden Age Of The Grand Hotel At Moosehead, Picturesque Kineo JUDKINS, C. A. [MANAGER]

The Golden Age Of The Grand Hotel At Moosehead, Picturesque Kineo


Publication: The Lakeside Press, n d (ca 1900), Portland, Maine

Light brown pictorial wrappers. n. p. [24 pp.], illustrated throughout with photographs, train schedules, floor plans. An appealing promotional brochure for a visit to a Maine north woods paradise during the age of the grand hotel. "Well up into the piney woods of Maine, where the heat and dust of the great city can never penetrate…there is far-famed Kineo, Kineo the mountain, Kineo the hotel, Kineo the beautiful." (Picturesque Kineo). Once the largest hotel on any inland waterway in America, Mt Kineo House was situated on a peninsula with a bold promontory (comprised of flint, hence the Abenaki name Kineo), jutting out from the east side of Moosehead Lake. The location now contains the original golf course, staff dormitory, several original cottages, and the Old Oak Lodge constructed in 1912. Begun as a tavern in 1844, the first Mt Kineo House was built in 1848 by Capt. Joshua Fogg but burned in 1868. The House succumbed to fire again in 1882 and was rebuilt in 1884 with the addition of the "Northwood Ho!" golf course and club. Purchased by the Central Maine Railroad in 1911 and managed by the Ricker Hotel Co, by 1917 there were accommodations for 500 guests who could enjoy a view in each room, rely on a well-known New York staff physician in residence for the season, drink medicinal water, and experience daily music concerts. Rooms cost $4.00 a night in season and direct transportation from Boston with a splendid buffet parlor was offered for $15.00. An attractive example of Kineo memorabilia, or Kineo-iana, if you will. Lightly soiled on the rear cover, light gray stains on edges of upper cover, else a very good copy.

Inventory Number: 47710