Emile Croteau, Biddeford, 1927

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Emile Croteau, Biddeford, 1927

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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.

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  • 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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