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Regina Carrier, Mary Ann Vachon, Biddeford, 1927

Regina Carrier, Mary Ann Vachon, Biddeford, 1927

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Biddeford, which also had a large French-Canadian population, had two snowshoe clubs, both of which survived into the 21st century.

Le Rochambeau Club has a clubhouse on South Street and Voltiguer Snowshoe Club, founded in 1926, has headquarters on Elm Street in Biddeford. Both also had women's clubs: Les Dames Voltiguer and Les Dames Rochambeau.

Other clubs in Maine included Les Pieds Legers of Brunswick and Le Paresseux and Les Dames Paresseux, Le Rumford and Les Dames Rumford, all of Rumford.


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