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Emile Croteau, a member of Le Montagnard, a snowshoe club in Lewiston, poses after winning the half-mile race at L'Union Americain des Raquettuers convention in Biddeford. He reportedly made fast time on the 880-yard course, especially considering the conditions, which were less than ideal.
Le Montagnard -- mountain dweller -- was the first snowshoe club in the U.S., started in 1924. It is named after the first Canadian club, which began in Montréal in 1895.
About This Item
- Title: Emile Croteau, Biddeford, 1927
- Creation Date: 1927-03-05
- Subject Date: 1927-03-05
- Town: Biddeford, Lewiston
- County: Androscoggin, York
- State: ME
- Media: Glass Negative
- Dimensions: 8.3 cm x 10.8 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.15221
- Collection: Portland Press Herald glass negative collection
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Athletic clubs--Maine--Lewiston
- Snowshoes & snowshoeing--Maine--Biddeford
- Snowshoes & snowshoeing--Maine--Lewiston
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