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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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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.


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.


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.

Site Pages

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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.

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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…

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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…

My Maine Stories

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Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast