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Item 76149

Reading the news at the Sugarloaf World Cup, 1971

Contributed by: Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Club through Ski Museum of Maine

Date: 1971

Location: Carrabassett Valley

Media: Photographic print

Item 7500

Norridgewock High School graduating class of 1945

Contributed by: Norridgewock Historical Society

Date: 1945

Location: Norridgewock

Media: Photographic print

Item 76542

Fort Kent State Normal School Class of 1958

Contributed by: Blake Library Special Collections

Date: 1958

Location: Fort Kent

Media: Photographic print

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Portland City Hall Rum Room, ca. 1930

Prohibition in Maine in the 1920s

Federal Prohibition took hold of America in 1920 with the passing of the Volstead Act that banned the sale and consumption of all alcohol in the US. However, Maine had the Temperance movement long before anyone was prohibited from taking part in one of America's most popular past times. Starting in 1851, the struggles between the "drys" and the "wets" of Maine lasted for 82 years, a period of time that was everything but dry and rife with nothing but illegal activity.

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Leaving the start gate at the Sugarloaf World Cup, 1971

World Alpine Ski Racing in Maine

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.

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Henry Thurston Clark trunk, ca. 1872

Amazing! Maine Stories

These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.

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Kenton Quint on Bridge in North New Portland, ca. 1920

New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - Bridges of North New Portland

Bridges of North New Portland Text by Marilyn Gorman and Dianne Pease With Images from New Portland Historical Society The Bartlett Bridge: The…

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Bridge Under Construction at East New Portland November 29th, 1923

New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - About Us

… Historical Society included: Petrina Bearor, Marilyn Gorman, and Dianne Pease. We would like to give special thanks to: Central Elementary School…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Thompson's Memorial

Sources: Clark, Marilyn, Wm. Clark Ketcham, and Dale Steinhauer. City of Presque Isle 125th Historical Booklet. Vol. 125.