Search Results

Keywords: snowshoe clubs

Historical Items

View All Showing 2 of 54 Showing 3 of 54

Item 33300

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

Snowshoe club presidents, Quebec

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: circa 1940 Media: Photographic print

Item 25290

Jacques Cartier snowshoe club, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: circa 1925 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print


View All Showing 2 of 6 Showing 3 of 6


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.


Remembering Mellie Dunham: Snowshoe Maker and Fiddler

Alanson Mellen "Mellie" Dunham and his wife Emma "Gram" Dunham were well-known musicians throughout Maine and the nation in the early decades of the 20th century. Mellie Dunham also received fame as a snowshoe maker.


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

View All Showing 2 of 3 Showing 3 of 3

Site Page

Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - New Sweden Athletic Club

The club wanted to be known as a regular club but it soon became known as the New Sweden Athletic Club or NSAC.

Site Page

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Strong's History - Page 2 of 4

… and service organizations, including the Gift Club, Senior Citizens Club, Aurora Grange, American Legion, Order of the Eastern Star, Freemasons…

Site Page

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Brief History

The Monday Club, The Evergreen Club, The Art Study Group, The Lunkhead Club, The Literary Society of West Farmington and The West Farmington Village…