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Historical Items

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Item 9501

Watermelon race, Squirrel Island, ca. 1907

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: circa 1907 Location: Southport Media: Photographic print

Item 8164

Bicycle race, Fairfield, 1888

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: 1888 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Item 9500

Three-Legged Race, Squirrel Island, ca. 1907

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: circa 1907 Location: Southport Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 84169

Race property, S. Side Wiley Street, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Edmund K. Race Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 84172

Race property, E. Side Wiley Street, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Edmund K. Race Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 61327

6 Lincoln Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mary P. Race Use: Dwelling - Two family

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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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

World Alpine Ski Racing in Maine

Sugarloaf -- a small ski area by European standards -- entered ski racing history in 1971 by hosting an event that was part of the World Cup Alpine Ski Championships. The "Tall Timber Classic," as the event was known, had a decidedly Maine flavor.

Exhibit

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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John Martin: Expert Observer - Canoe race, Kenduskeag Stream, Bangor, 1865

Canoe race, Kenduskeag Stream, Bangor, 1865 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description In the evening…

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

Her son, Jimmy one of her five children, started racing in the early 1980’s. Dorothy worked at the racing office about the same time.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Holiday Events

Potato races, Swan's Island, ca. 1950Swan's Island Historical Society Swan Islander’s would gather in Swan’s Village to participate in 4th of July…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Black Is Beautiful
by Judi Jones

Gut-wrenching fear

Story

An Asian American Account
by Zabrina

An account from a Chinese American teen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Story

Quinton "Skip" Wilson: different aspects of "standing out"
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

Recollections of life as Biddeford's only student of color during the 1960-70s