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Item 33300

Title: Le Boucanier Snowshoe Club, Biddeford, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Date: 1927-03-05

Location: Biddeford; Brunswick

Media: Glass negative

Item 25287

Title: Snowshoe club presidents, Quebec

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: circa 1940

Media: Photograph

Item 25290

Title: Jacques Cartier snowshoe club, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: circa 1925

Location: Lewiston

Media: Photograph

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Jacques Cartier snowshoe club, ca. 1925

Les Raquetteurs

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.