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Historical Items

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Item 69119

Outing Club, Farmington State Normal School, ca. 1923

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: circa 1923 Location: Industry Media: Photographic print

Item 10007

Venerable Cunner Association and Propeller Club Band, 1895

Contributed by: Maine Maritime Museum Date: 1895-08-06 Location: Cape Elizabeth Media: Photographic print

Item 20303

Banker's Outing Association, Portland, 1895

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1895-05-15 Location: Cape Elizabeth Media: Photographic print


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Hiking, Art and Science: Portland's White Mountain Club

In 1873, a group of men, mostly from Portland, formed the second known hiking club in the U.S., the White Mountain Club of Portland, to carry out their scientific interests, their love of hiking and camaraderie, and their artistic interests in painting and drawing the features of several of the White Mountains.


A Craze for Cycling

Success at riding a bike mirrored success in life. Bicycling could bring families together. Bicycling was good for one's health. Bicycling was fun. Bicycles could go fast. Such were some of the arguments made to induce many thousands of people around Maine and the nation to take up the new pastime at the end of the nineteenth century.


Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Indian Encampment

… by the encampment to hire Indian guides for canoe outings or sport-hunting, to place special orders for items such as personalized hand-carved…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Early Settlers

… lodge was built for what had been the Farmington Outing Club, which had been cutting ski trails on a lot of land on Morrison Hill.