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Item 52061

Title: Snowshoeing, Fairfield, 1917

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes

Date: 1917

Location: Fairfield

Media: Photograph

Item 68453

Title: Snowshoeing, Farmington, 1922

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF

Date: circa 1922

Location: Farmington

Media: black and white photograph

Item 52062

Title: Snowshoeing, Fairfield, 1917

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes

Date: 1917

Location: Fairfield

Media: Photograph

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

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.