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Ice Palace, Lewiston, 1925

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Ice Palace, Lewiston, 1925

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The Ice Palace in City Park (south), Lewiston.

"The snowshoe clubs were an important part of local French culture. . . . The winter festivities centered around an ice palace constructed in the city park . . . or in Hulett Square on Main Street . . . . Most snowshoers arrived by train from Canada on a Saturday morning at the Grand Trunk station.

"In 1925, they raced on snowshoes to 'capture' city hall; in 1935 the sham attack was upon the ice palace. The weekend featured snowshoe races and a parade displaying colorful uniforms, bands, choral performances, and stunts such as throwing and catching persons in a blanket.

"The Sunday morning parade ended with mass in SS. Peter and Paul Church." From Douglas I. Hodgkin's pictorial history of Lewiston entitled "Lewiston Memories," page 117.

Other Information


  • Title: Ice Palace, Lewiston, 1925
  • Creation Date: 1925-02-05
  • Subject Date: 1925-02-05
  • Local Name: City Park
  • Town: Lewiston
  • County: Androscoggin
  • State: ME
  • Media: Black and white photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 12 x 17
  • Local Code: Lewiston Views
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Androscoggin Historical Society
2 Turner Street, Auburn, ME 04210
(207) 784-0586
http://www.rootsweb.com/~meandrhs

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