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Item 14452

Title: Women's Tennis Club, Bucksport, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Bucksport Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Bucksport

Media: Photograph

Item 79474

Title: Northeast Harbor Tennis Club, ca. 1907

Contributed by: Northeast Harbor Library

Date: circa 1907

Location: Northeast Harbor

Media: black and white photograph

Item 79552

Title: Clubhouse and tennis courts, Christmas Cove, ca. 1910

Contributed by: South Bristol Historical Society

Date: circa 1910

Location: South Bristol

Media: postcard

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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.