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Historical Items

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Item 27726

Horse and sleigh, Winter Carnival, Augusta, 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1923 Location: Augusta Media: Photographic print

Item 19000

Welcome poster, Fryeburg, 1937

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society Date: circa 1937 Location: Fryeburg Media: Ink on paper

Item 27720

Maine Winter Carnival program, Augusta, 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1923 Location: Augusta Media: Ink on paper

Exhibits

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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.

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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.

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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.

Site Pages

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Ski Museum of Maine

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

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Winter Fun

… be a time to find islanders joining in winter sports of an informal nature. There are three good size ponds on the island.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Growing Up in Masardis - Page 2 of 4

As far as sports were concerned, there was only softball after school between the kids that wanted to play.

My Maine Stories

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR