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Item 11115

Grandstand, Houlton Community Park, 1914

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: 1914-08-25

Location: Houlton

Media: Photographic print

Item 102385

County fair oxen, Farmington, 1932

Contributed by: Stanley Museum on deposit at Maine Historical Society

Date: 1932

Location: Farmington

Media: Lantern slide

Item 103292

Horse pulls at Community Park, Houlton. ca. 1940

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1940

Location: Houlton

Media: Photographic print

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Motor Coachmen and their Stanley Cars, Poland Spring, 1911

Auto Racing in Maine: 1911

The novelty of organized auto racing came to Maine in 1911 with a hill-climbing event in Poland and speed racing at Old Orchard Beach. Drivers and cars came from all over New England for these events.

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Jewett Corn Factory, Norridgewock, ca. 1915

Blueberries to Potatoes: Farming in Maine

Not part of the American "farm belt," Maine nonetheless has been known over the years for a few agricultural items, especially blueberries, sweet corn, potatoes, apples, chickens and dairy products.

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Harness racing at the Bass Park, Bangor, ca. 1915

Life on a Tidal River - Bass Park: A History of Fillies, Fame, and Fun

The grandstand was built in 1883. In 1897 the grandstand caught fire, but it was re-built the next year and made to seat 5,000 people.

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Guilford Baseball Team at Kineo, Aug. 29, 1895

Guilford, Maine - SPORTS - Page 1 of 3

In 1965 the field did not have a grandstand anymore; a new backstop was constructed. The town field is located along Water Street.

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Dedication of Odd Fellows Hall, Guilford, 1904

Guilford, Maine - Special Events

There was a large grandstand for watching the ball game, while hundreds of cars would also park in the outfield.