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Item 28721

Lawn tennis players on court, Saco, 1888

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1888 Location: Saco Media: Photographic print

Item 14452

Women's Tennis Club, Bucksport, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Bucksport Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Bucksport Media: Photographic print

Item 9505

Women's tennis match, Squirrel Island, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: circa 1905 Location: Southport Media: Photographic print


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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.


A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915

After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.


Good Will-Hinckley: Building a Landscape

The landscape at the Good Will-Hinckley campus in Fairfield was designed to help educate and influence the orphans and other needy children at the school and home.

Site Pages

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Blue Hill, Maine - The Homestead, Blue Hill, 1907

… Library Description The Homestead and tennis court at Parker Point, Blue Hill, 1907. View additional information about this item on the…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1890-1900 - Page 3 of 3

… participation in outdoor activities such as lawn tennis, ball games, and bicycling contributed to demand for, and development of, appropriate…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Rusticators on the Rise

… and lectures, yachting parties, horse shows, tennis tournaments, and an array of clubs which included swimming, canoe, and golf.