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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Location: Augusta; New Orleans; Bangor
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Ski Museum of Maine
Location: Carrabassett Valley
Media: Black and white Photograph Print
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After the American Revolution, settlers on Maine's frontier -- away from the coast -- brought with them religions that were quite different in belief and practice from the traditional New England Congregationalists.
Sugarloaf -- a small ski area by European standards -- entered ski racing history in 1971 by hosting an event that was part of the World Cup Alpine Ski Championships. The "Tall Timber Classic," as the event was known, had a decidedly Maine flavor.
The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.