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The Ice Palace in City Park (south), Lewiston.
"The snowshoe clubs were an important part of local French culture. . . . The winter festivities centered around an ice palace constructed in the city park . . . or in Hulett Square on Main Street . . . . Most snowshoers arrived by train from Canada on a Saturday morning at the Grand Trunk station.
"In 1925, they raced on snowshoes to 'capture' city hall; in 1935 the sham attack was upon the ice palace. The weekend featured snowshoe races and a parade displaying colorful uniforms, bands, choral performances, and stunts such as throwing and catching persons in a blanket.
"The Sunday morning parade ended with mass in SS. Peter and Paul Church." From Douglas I. Hodgkin's pictorial history of Lewiston entitled "Lewiston Memories," page 117.
About This Item
- Title: Ice Palace, Lewiston, 1925
- Creation Date: 1925-02-05
- Subject Date: 1925-02-05
- Local Name: City Park
- Town: Lewiston
- County: Androscoggin
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 12 cm x 17 cm
- Local Code: Lewiston Views
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Androscoggin Historical Society
2 Turner Street, Auburn, ME 04210
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LC Subject Headings
- French Americans
- Ice sculpture--Maine--Lewiston
- City Park (South) (Lewiston, Me.)--Photographs
- Parades & processions
- Arts, literature & entertainment
- Holidays & celebrations
- Recreation & leisure
- Snowshoe Clubs
- winter games
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