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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
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Contributed by: Lincoln Historical Society
Date: circa 1930
Media: Photographic print
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.
2009 marked the bicentennials of the births of Abraham Lincoln and his first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin of Maine. To observe the anniversary, Paris Hill, where Hamlin was born and raised, honored the native statesman and recalled both his early life in the community and the mark he made on Maine and the nation.
Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.
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… People, Businesses and Industries That Helped Build a Town on the Banks of the Penobscot. Lincoln, Me.: Lincoln Historical Society, 1995. Print.
Vol. 1&2. Lincoln: Historical Society. 245-46. Print. Lincoln History. Lincoln News, 1961. Lincoln. 40-41. Print. Lincoln History.