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Historical Items

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Item 103175

Scoreboard at a fair racetrack, New Gloucester, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1925 Location: New Gloucester Media: Glass Negative

Item 13823

Harness Racing, Oxford County Fair, ca. 1946

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

Item 12159

Rigby Park, South Portland, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: South Portland Media: Glass Negative

Architecture & Landscape

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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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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.


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.

Site Pages

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 4 of 4

It is the only NASCAR-sanctioned racetrack in Maine.(3) McCann Fire Truck Manufacturing Shop, ca.

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

… brought Nelson, a world-class stallion, to the racetrack. During this time, Nelson raced one mile on the half-mile track in 2:15.5, a world record…

My Maine Stories

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Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.