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Item 18962

Bar Harbor Bicycle Path

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Postcard

Item 80719

Climbing Newport (Champlain) Mountain, 1886

Contributed by: Abbe Museum Date: 1886 Location: Mount Desert Media: printed material

Item 20747

Conrad Hede on skis, Stockholm, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Stockholm Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Stockholm Media: Photographic print


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Hiking, Art and Science: Portland's White Mountain Club

In 1873, a group of men, mostly from Portland, formed the second known hiking club in the U.S., the White Mountain Club of Portland, to carry out their scientific interests, their love of hiking and camaraderie, and their artistic interests in painting and drawing the features of several of the White Mountains.