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

… thinks one thing that has changed about harness racing is racers need to go faster to even qualify to race.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - John R Braden

Harness racing was at its peak in the Maritime Provinces at this time as well. The exploits of John R Braden were just as popular on the Canadian…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Franklin County Agricultural Fair

… apples, pears, farming tools, carriages and harnesses. Also, quilts and spreads, carpets, rugs and plants, fancy work, taxidermy.

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

Harness racing has been held since Bass Park was created. Even today horses race on the original track as they did well over a hundred years ago.

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Blue Hill, Maine - A Real Downeast County Fair

Horse racing has a long history in the State and Blue Hill is still known for its traditional rules.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

… who ran their own businesses, including shoe and harness repair. Summer residents began to buy their own property and built family homes…