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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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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Bridge

… two automobiles, as the first two vehicles raced across it. One was driven by a lady and the other by a gentleman.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… two automobiles, as the first two vehicles raced across it. One was driven by a lady and the other by a gentleman.

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

… Dot goes to the Northern Maine Fair to watch the races. She eats her hotdogs and watches her grandkids and great grandkids have an awesome time…

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East Grand School

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 22-71

… events mentioned include: Ernst Sjostedt Horse racing Dramatic Club of Brownville John French George Knowles John Pomlow Electric street railroad…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 00-29

Items mentioned include: Horse racing Dr. Charles Snell Cone cedar tree Gate designs 1866 Philadelphia National Union convention Bangor Democratic…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - John R Braden

After four seasons of racing, he started in 68 races and won 31 of those. During this period, he earned the nickname of “The Iron Horse from…

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

Potato races, Swans Island, ca. 1950Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Swan Islander’s would gather in Swan’s Village to…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 4 of 4

The first auto race in the United States was November 1895 in Chicago; in nearby Old Orchard Beach, competitive auto racing on the beach began…

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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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John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 6, pages 97-113

… including illustrations, one of which is a canoe race on Kenduskeag Stream. Ten members of the Penobscot tribe paddled the canoes.

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Historic Hallowell - Industrial Recources

… Horsing Iron, Jerry Iron, Nog, Oker, Pitch Ladle, Racing Knife, Reeming Iron, and Wrung Staff. Now here are the descriptions of each tool.

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Guilford, Maine - RESOURCES

… – Charlotte White, Hazel Moulton, Alfred Race, Hattie Colson, John Hill, Mrs. George Haley, Dr.

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - "Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans"

… of several decades of debate over the place of race and ethnicity in American citizenship. On a local level, changes in Portland city government…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Northeast Harbor: Rustic to Rusticators

… to Rusticators Northeast Harbor Fleet Race, ca. 1930Item Contributed byGreat Harbor Maritime Museum In 1761, Abraham Somes moved his family…

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

There is a grand stand to watch the horse racing of trotters and pacers. Amusement rides have been added and thousands of people from Franklin County…

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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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Stanley Museum

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Ski Museum of Maine

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Malaga Island: a story best left untold - Resources, Links, and Bibliography for Malaga Island: A Story Best Left Untold

… and America’s Campaign to Create a Master Race, 2003, Four Walls Eight Windows, New York. Bruinius, Harry, Better for All the World: The Secret…

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Malaga Island: a story best left untold - Explore photos from the "Malaga Island: A Story Best Left Untold" documentary

A fifty-year old community of black and multi-race families was destroyed. Six months later, the State sold Malaga to the highest bidder for sixteen…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Inns

After that, the hotel race was on – and Bar Harbor won. Island House and slip, Southwest Harbor, 1893Item Contributed bySouthwest Harbor Public…