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A Craze for Cycling

Home of George W. Richards, Houlton, 1897

Home of George W. Richards, Houlton, 1897

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Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

High-wheel cycles first burst on the Maine -- and American -- scene in 1869.

While bicycles -- known as velocipedes -- were quite popular, patent disputes halted production of the vehicles.


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