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Historical Items

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Item 76155

1971 Sugarloaf World Cup press room

Contributed by: Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Club through Ski Museum of Maine Date: 1971 Location: Carrabassett Valley Media: Photographic print

Item 76170

Gustavo Theoni, Sugarloaf, 1971

Contributed by: Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Club through Ski Museum of Maine Date: 1971 Location: Carrabassett Valley Media: Photographic print

Item 104214

American Legion Track Games excursion flyer, Portland, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1927-02-18 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Online Exhibits

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We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

Farmington's Normal School -- a teacher-training facility -- opened in 1863 and, over the decades, offered academic programs that included such unique features as domestic and child-care training, and extra-curricular activities from athletics to music and theater.

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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.

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Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

Site Pages

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Expansion

The wide range of amusements included a bowling alley, a dance hall, a merry-go-round, swings, a shooting gallery, a baseball throw, exhibit booths…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Aerial Photography

Gannett was an innovator in the field, highlighting local interest stories with heavy illustration. Further, technological advancements during World

My Maine Stories

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars

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Childhood Memories of Learning to Swim on Rangeley Lake
by Betty C.

Betty's two older sisters taught her how to swim on Rangeley Lake.