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Historical Items

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Item 11072

Maine International Bike Race, Waterville, 1981

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1981-07-26 Location: Waterville; Jackman Media: Photographic print

Item 63056

Swan's Islanders on their bikes, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Swan's Island Historical Society Date: circa 1960 Location: Swan's Island Media: Photographic print

Item 7936

Waites Landing, Falmouth Foreside, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Falmouth Media: Photoprint

Online Exhibits

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A Craze for Cycling

Success at riding a bike mirrored success in life. Bicycling could bring families together. Bicycling was good for one's health. Bicycling was fun. Bicycles could go fast. Such were some of the arguments made to induce many thousands of people around Maine and the nation to take up the new pastime at the end of the nineteenth century.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Summer Pleasures

"Swan's Islanders on their bikes, ca. 1960Swan's Island Historical Society A bike ride to get together with friends was common place."

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Moving to Maine: There to Here - Page 3 of 3

"… someone would leave the injured person, quickly bike to a hospital, bring back a doctor, and they person would quickly ride back."

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Dairy Farms Memories - Page 1 of 2

"No bike though, because that was how one of his brothers had died. Albert decided to attend Husson College for four years."

My Maine Stories

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Summers on Peaks
by Anna Greenfield

Memories of being a summer visitor and visiting Peaks Island


Dan Gagne: The story behind Biddeford’s legendary speed skater
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

Stories from a competitive athlete with countless awards and contributions to his community