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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

Item 7911

Farm scene in winter, ca. 1880

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


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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 - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 16 of 17

… & Saco Abraham Lincoln's Deathbed Scene, ca. 1865Maine Historical Society April 9th marked Confederate Robert E. Lee’s surrender.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Artists and Inventors of Biddeford

… many mills, combined to foster a lively cultural scene. Pierre Painchaud as 'The Mad Miser,' Biddeford, ca.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VII. Flow and ebb: the effects of industrial peak & global upheaval (1900-1955) - Page 1 of 3

Additionally there was a huge and thriving arts scene in the area, in no small part due to the many talented French-Canadians who had moved here.