Ready for a Day of Skiing, New Sweden, 1931

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Ready for a Day of Skiing, New Sweden, 1931

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A group of teenager and young adult Swedes from New Sweden get ready for a day of cross country skiing in the Swedish Colony. The Swedes brought skiing to Maine as a method of moving around on the deep snows. Students would ski to school and families would ski to church. Over time skiing became a recreational activity.

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  • Title: Ready for a Day of Skiing, New Sweden, 1931
  • Creation Date: 1931
  • Subject Date: 1931
  • Location: New Sweden, Aroostook County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 5 cm x 7 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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New Sweden Historical Society
116 Station Road, New Sweden, ME 04762

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