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Item 82028

Track Event held for Centennial, Monson, 1922

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: 1922-08-19 Location: Monson Media: Photographic print

Item 8164

Bicycle race, Fairfield, 1888

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

Item 26457

Cross-country race at Good Will Home, Fairfield, ca. 1920

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


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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.


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.


Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.

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East Grand School

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

… Soon After Completion X Aerial Photo of Race Track and 1955 Auditorium at Bass Park X 1955 Auditorium Soon After Completion from Buck…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - John R Braden

After four seasons of racing, he started in 68 races and won 31 of those. During this period, he earned the nickname of “The Iron Horse from…