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Historical Items

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Item 52061

Snowshoeing, Fairfield, 1917

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: 1917 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Item 68453

Snowshoeing, Farmington, 1922

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: circa 1922 Location: Farmington Media: Photographic print

Item 52062

Snowshoeing, Fairfield, 1917

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: 1917 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.

Exhibit

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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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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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - In the beginning, there were the Wabanaki…

Penobscot snowshoes, ca. 1850Item Contributed byAbbe Museum With the Europeans came new diseases and colonial wars.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - …then came the settlers…

… Indians camping nearby taught him how to make snowshoes, woodsplint baskets, and a scoop net for fishing. Other settlers followed.

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Norway Historical Society

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My Maine Stories

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Story

My father's world - the old farm in Richmond, Maine
by Donald C. Cunningham

A story about my father and our family.