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Item 79936

Mellie Dunham playing his fiddle, Norway, ca. 1927

Contributed by: Norway Historical Society Date: circa 1927 Location: Norway Media: Photographic print

Item 79965

Mellie Dunham and Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan, 1925

Contributed by: Norway Historical Society Date: 1925-12-11 Location: Dearborn Media: Photograph and text

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Item 11078

Fiddle Festival, Benton, 1981

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1981-07-26 Location: Benton; Benton Media: Photographic print


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Remembering Mellie Dunham: Snowshoe Maker and Fiddler

Alanson Mellen "Mellie" Dunham and his wife Emma "Gram" Dunham were well-known musicians throughout Maine and the nation in the early decades of the 20th century. Mellie Dunham also received fame as a snowshoe maker.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Islanders At Play

… could also play a guitar, an accordion or a fiddle. Music, including singing, provided family entertainment and fostered friendships throughout the…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Mexico - Page 3 of 3

… were the first social events, consisting of fiddle playing, dancing, and plenty of good food. The years progressed, and, as the population grew…

My Maine Stories

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Why I came to Maine and what's kept me here
by Kate Webber

I came to Maine for college but then got involved in contradance and museums.


Finding and cooking fiddleheads with my parents
by Brian J. Theriault

My father has been picking and eating fiddleheads almost all his life, Mom prepares and stores them