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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

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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.

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Mellie Dunham's dance band, Norway, ca. 1925

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.

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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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Skiers, New Sweden, ca. 1935

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

Primary, grammar and high school building, Strong, ca. 1905

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…

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1794 map of Farmington

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…