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Item 7911

Farm scene in winter

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Media: Pen and ink

Item 9790

Two-horse open sleigh, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Media: Photographic print

Item 8716

Winter glade, Waterford, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Waterford Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Waterford Media: Photographic print


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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.


Skiing Pleasant Mountain

By the second half of the 20th century, skiing began to enjoy unprecedented popularity. Pleasant Mountain in Bridgton (later Shawnee Peak) was Maine's foremost place to join the fun in the 1950s and 1960s.


Most Inconvenient Storm

A Portland newspaper wrote about an ice storm of January 28, 1886 saying, "The city of Portland was visited yesterday by the most inconvenient storm of the season."

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Joseph Jovite Salvas

… of the twentieth century, Biddeford’s theater scene was particularly lively, owing in large part to the efforts and talent of Joseph Jovite Salvas…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Pierre Painchaud

… had been a driving force in Biddeford's music scene for nearly 40 years. According to his obituary in The Biddeford Daily Journal, Pierre Painchaud…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Judge George Thacher (1754-1824)

It was also the scene of the most unlimited, frugal hospitality, where every human face was received with welcome.”