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Item 27726

Horse and sleigh, Winter Carnival, Augusta, 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1923

Location: Augusta

Media: Photographic print

Item 19000

Welcome poster, Fryeburg, 1937

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society

Date: circa 1937

Location: Fryeburg

Media: Ink on paper

Item 27720

Maine Winter Carnival program, Augusta, 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1923

Location: Augusta

Media: Ink on paper

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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.


Riding the Old Blue chairlift at Pleasant Mountain

Skiing Pleasant Mountain

By the second half of the 20th century, skiing began to enjoy unprecedented popularity. Pleasant Mountain in Bridgton (later Shawnee Peak) was Maine's foremost place to join the fun in the 1950s and 1960s.


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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Lacing ski boots, Pleasant Mountain, ca. 1955

Ski Museum of Maine

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Four skaters on Goose Pond, Swan's Island, ca. 1924

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Winter Fun

… be a time to find islanders joining in winter sports of an informal nature. There are three good size ponds on the island.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Growing Up in Masardis - Page 2 of 4

As far as sports were concerned, there was only softball after school between the kids that wanted to play.

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Vietnam Memoirs

by David Chessey