Leisure and Recreation

Discrimination in Vacationland

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Jews sought to make the most of the various attractions that have earned the state the title of Vacationland. Until the 1960s, however, most Maine resorts refused to accept Jewish patrons. Alternative resorts—like the Summit Springs Hotel, located near the famed Poland Springs Hotel—catered to Jews who were not welcome elsewhere.

Courtesy of Maine Historical Society[2000.131]