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Historical Items

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Item 67532

Schoolyard sports, St. Peter's School, Lewiston, 1925

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: circa 1925 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 27063

Islesboro High School girls' basketball team, 1928

Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society Date: 1928 Location: Islesboro Media: Photographic print

Item 53000

Staged boxing, Fairfield, ca. 1920

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: circa 1920 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 35210

569-575 Brighton Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Eoline M Wilson Use: Filling Station & Store

Exhibits

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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

Les Raquetteurs

In the early 1600s, French explorers and colonizers in the New World quickly adopted a Native American mode of transportation to get around during the harsh winter months: the snowshoe. Most Northern societies had some form of snowshoe, but the Native Americans turned it into a highly functional item. French settlers named snowshoes "raquettes" because they resembled the tennis racket then in use.

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Luxurious Leisure

From the last decades of the nineteenth century through about the 1920s, vacationers were attracted to large resort hotels that promised a break from the noise, crowds, and pressures of an ever-urbanizing country.

Site Pages

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Sports

… High School Sports View a High School Sports Slideshow Sports, as in newspapers around the globe, occupied a prominent role in the Press…

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Ski Museum of Maine

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Guilford, Maine - SPORTS - Page 2 of 3

SPORTS Basketball Luke Nadeau, Matt Stone Mr. Webb Pirates Basketball was a very big sport in the 1900s. Over the years they won 10 championships.

My Maine Stories

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Story

My Involvement in Maine sports over the years
by Dick Whitmore

The key people and influences in my life growing up and my involvement in Maine sports

Story

Coaching in Maine and how to become a good coach
by University of New England

Dr. John Winkin speaks at sports medicine lecture, introduced by Dr. Doug Brown

Story

From Pee Wee to Pro The Maine Way
by Danny Bolduc

I am the very first person from Maine to have played hockey in the Olympics and in the NHL.

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Sporting Maine

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Social Studies, Health Education & Physical Education
This lesson plan will introduce students to myriad communities in Maine, past and present, through the universal lens of sports and group activities. Students will explore and understand the history of many of Maine’s recreational pastimes, what makes Maine the ideal location for some outdoor sports, and how communities have come together through team activities throughout Maine’s history.