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Mystery Corner Item

Item 104726

Harness racing accident, ca. 1930

Mystery Corner Item Do you know where this was taken?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1930 Media: Glass Negative

Item 102100

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

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1915 Location: Bangor Media: Photoprint

Item 13823

Harness Racing, Oxford County Fair, ca. 1946

Contributed by: Norway Historical Society Date: circa 1946 Location: Norway; Paris Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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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.


Land Claims, Economic Opportunities?

The landmark 1980 Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Act provided $81.6 million to Maine Indians for economic development, land purchase and other purposes. The money and increased land holdings, however, have not solved economic and employment issues for Maine Indians.


Fair Season: Crops, Livestock, and Entertainment

Agricultural fairs, intended to promote new techniques and better farming methods, have been held since the early 19th century. Before long, entertainments were added to the educational focus of the early fairs.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Northern Maine Fair Memories - Page 1 of 3

"… thinks one thing that has changed about harness racing is racers need to go faster to even qualify to race."

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Presque Isle: The Star City - John R Braden

"Harness racing was at its peak in the Maritime Provinces at this time as well. The exploits of John R Braden were just as popular on the Canadian…"

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Franklin County Agricultural Fair

"… apples, pears, farming tools, carriages and harnesses. Also, quilts and spreads, carpets, rugs and plants, fancy work, taxidermy."