Main Street in winter, Presque Isle, ca. 1905

Contributed by David Gallagher through Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library

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In winter, wagons and horseless carriages are replaced by pungs, long sleds and bobsleds. Some sleds are loaded with potato barrels.

Long sleds have a single set of runners. Bobsleds have shorter pairs of runners in the front and rear. Each pair turn lefts and right independently of the other, making the sled more maneuverable. Each pair of runners on a bobsled can also pivot up and down as the sled is pulled across uneven ground for a smoother, more stable ride than that of a long sled.

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  • Title: Main Street in winter, Presque Isle, ca. 1905
  • Creation Date: circa 1905
  • Subject Date: circa 1905
  • Locations:
    • Presque Isle, Aroostook County, ME
    • Presque Isle, Aroostook County, ME
  • Media: Postcard
  • Dimensions: 13 cm x 20 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library
39 Second Street, Presque Isle, ME 04769
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