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Item 35456

Race car on Thurlow Hill, Poland, June 17, 1911

Contributed by: Stanley Museum

Date: 1911-06-17

Location: Poland

Media: Photographic print

Item 35462

Stanley Race Car at the Old Orchard Beach Grandstand, September 1911

Contributed by: Stanley Museum

Date: 1911

Location: Old Orchard Beach

Media: Photographic print

Item 35458

Race Car at the Thurlow Hill Climb, Poland, 1911

Contributed by: Stanley Museum

Date: 1911-06-17

Location: Poland

Media: Photographic print

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Motor Coachmen and their Stanley Cars, Poland Spring, 1911

Auto Racing in Maine: 1911

The novelty of organized auto racing came to Maine in 1911 with a hill-climbing event in Poland and speed racing at Old Orchard Beach. Drivers and cars came from all over New England for these events.

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Steamboats

Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.

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Edith Knight Moulton, ca. 1900

The Arrival of Winter

The astronomical arrival of winter -- also known as the winter solstice -- marks the year's shortest day and the season of snow and cold. It usually arrives on December 21.

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Site Page

MMN Image 28649

Presque Isle: The Star City - Northern Maine Fair Memories - Page 1 of 3

Her son, Jimmy one of her five children, started racing in the early 1980’s. Dorothy worked at the racing office about the same time.

Site Page

John Meeker's Ford, Scarborough Beach, ca. 1903

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 4 of 4

The first auto race in the United States was November 1895 in Chicago; in nearby Old Orchard Beach, competitive auto racing on the beach began…

Site Page

Harness racing at the Bass Park, Bangor, ca. 1915

Life on a Tidal River - Bass Park: A History of Fillies, Fame, and Fun

… reign, Bass Park has seen it all: horse and car racing on its half-mile track, polo, baseball, circuses, soccer, carnivals, tractor pulls, rodeos…

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Story

Growing up DownEast

by Darrin MC Mclellan


Stories of growing up Downeast