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Owner in 1924: Portland Yacht Club
Owner in 1924: Portland Power Boat Association
In 1873, a group of men, mostly from Portland, formed the second known hiking club in the U.S., the White Mountain Club of Portland, to carry out their scientific interests, their love of hiking and camaraderie, and their artistic interests in painting and drawing the features of several of the White Mountains.
In the early 1600s, French explorers and colonizers in the New World quickly adopted a Native American mode of transportation to get around during the harsh winter months: the snowshoe. Most Northern societies had some form of snowshoe, but the Native Americans turned it into a highly functional item. French settlers named snowshoes "raquettes" because they resembled the tennis racket then in use.
In Maine, like many other states, a newly formed Ku Klux Klan organization began recruiting members in the years just before the United States entered World War I. A message of patriotism and cautions about immigrants and non-Protestants drew many thousands of members into the secret organization in the early 1920s. By the end of the decade, the group was largely gone from Maine.
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… of Women's Clubs and later the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC). The Club hosted the state convention in 1901 and again in 1915.
Thursday Club Thursday Club meeting menu, Biddeford, ca. 1900 Item 31232 infoMcArthur Public Library The motto of the Club was "Good the…
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by Adam R. Cote
Military Service has had a deep impact my life
by Michael Uhl
What it means to have beaten the odds
by David Chessey
MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR