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Historical Items

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Mystery Corner Item

Item 104726

Harness racing accident, ca. 1930

Mystery Corner Item Do you know where this was taken?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1930 Media: Glass Negative

Item 102100

Harness racing at the Bass Park, Bangor, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1915 Location: Bangor Media: Photoprint

Item 15783

Auto racing, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1912

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: circa 1912 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Postcard

Tax Records

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Item 84169

Race property, S. Side Wiley Street, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Edmund K. Race Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 84172

Race property, E. Side Wiley Street, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Edmund K. Race Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 61327

6 Lincoln Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mary P. Race Use: Dwelling - Two family

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109139

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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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.


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.


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.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Canoe race, Kenduskeag Stream, Bangor, 1865

"Canoe race, Kenduskeag Stream, Bangor, 1865 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description In the evening…"

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Northern Maine Fair Memories - Page 1 of 3

"Her son, Jimmy one of her five children, started racing in the early 1980’s. Dorothy worked at the racing office about the same time."

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Holiday Events

"Potato races, Swan's Island, ca. 1950Swan's Island Historical Society Swan Islander’s would gather in Swan’s Village to participate in 4th of July…"

My Maine Stories

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Black Is Beautiful
by Judi Jones

Gut-wrenching fear


An Asian American Account
by Zabrina

An account from a Chinese American teen during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Quinton "Skip" Wilson: different aspects of "standing out"
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

Recollections of life as Biddeford's only student of color during the 1960-70s