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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - In the beginning, there were the Wabanaki…

Penobscot snowshoes, ca. 1850Item Contributed byAbbe Museum With the Europeans came new diseases and colonial wars.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - …then came the settlers…

… Indians camping nearby taught him how to make snowshoes, woodsplint baskets, and a scoop net for fishing. Other settlers followed.

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Norway Historical Society

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Industry

… peavey and pick-pole handles, whiffle-trees, snowshoes and perforated chair seats. It was later converted to a long lumber mill.

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - New Sweden Athletic Club

Children used Swedish snowshoes which are also known as “skidor” (long and narrow skis). Children had to learn how to ski at a young age.

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - The History of Stockholm

… peavey and pick–pole handles, whiffle–trees, snowshoes and perforated chair seats. Then it was a lumber mill.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Strong's History - Page 2 of 4

… basketball, track, tennis, volleyball, skiing, snowshoeing, cross country, football, and soccer. The community remains very proud of its athletic…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Stephen Titcomb and the Settlement of the Sandy River Valley

… right after the storm and continued on alone on snowshoes. He spent the winter in his log cabin and as spring approached he tapped his maple trees…

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Lincoln, Maine - That Pioneer Spirit

… whitetail deer, moose, coyotes, bobcats, lynx, snowshoe hare, skunks, woodchucks, raccoons, fishers, otters, beavers, porcupines, squirrels…

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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Brief History

… until spring, while the men journeyed ahead on snowshoe. Titcomb’s planning and resolve helped to establish the tone of the community.

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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