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Historical Items

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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 14314

Charles H. Berry, Houlton, 1917

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1917 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 102100

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

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

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109139

Scarborough Downs clubhouse, Scarborough, 1950

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1950 Location: Scarborough Client: Scarborough Downs Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

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.


Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.


The Arrival of Winter

The astronomical arrival of winter -- also known as the winter solstice -- marks the year's shortest day and the season of snow and cold. It usually arrives on December 21.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 22-71

… events mentioned include: Ernst Sjostedt Horse racing Dramatic Club of Brownville John French George Knowles John Pomlow Electric street railroad…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 00-29

Items mentioned include: Horse racing Dr. Charles Snell Cone cedar tree Gate designs 1866 Philadelphia National Union convention Bangor Democratic…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - John R Braden

After four seasons of racing, he started in 68 races and won 31 of those. During this period, he earned the nickname of “The Iron Horse from…

My Maine Stories

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A Smart Horse
by Lynn Peasley Sanborn

The horse brings the hay home while the boys are swimming.