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Category: Recreation & Leisure, Sports

Historical Items

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Item 88

Elmer Albert Eggert, ca. 1926

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1926 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 91

Jimmy (Bud) Knox, Portland, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1927-08-13 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

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Children preparing to play baseball, Portland, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1927 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Architecture & Landscape

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Salt Pump climbing gym floor plan, Scarborough, 2013

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 2013 Location: Scarborough Clients: Taki Miyamoto; Salt Pump Architect: Carol A. Wilson; Carol A. Wilson, Architect

Online Exhibits

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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.

Exhibit

World Alpine Ski Racing in Maine

Sugarloaf -- a small ski area by European standards -- entered ski racing history in 1971 by hosting an event that was part of the World Cup Alpine Ski Championships. The "Tall Timber Classic," as the event was known, had a decidedly Maine flavor.

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Auto Racing in Maine: 1911

The novelty of organized auto racing came to Maine in 1911 with a hill-climbing event in Poland and speed racing at Old Orchard Beach. Drivers and cars came from all over New England for these events.

Site Pages

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Ski Museum of Maine

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

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Crime & Disaster - Page 1 of 2

Crime & Disaster Crime & Disaster A selection of photographs relating to crime & disaster in the Portland Press Herald Glass Plate Negative…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Crime & Disaster - Page 2 of 2

Crime & Disaster This was the fourth school fire in Portland in 1921 and was of unknown origin. It started in the library, which did not have a…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Mark Plummer, golfer from Maine
by Mark Plummer

Amateur golfer from Maine, Mark Plummer discussed his golf career and life lessons

Story

My Life in Boxing
by Bob Russo

Bob Russo on boxing and his life in Portland

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Surfing in Maine
by Emma G.

Emma, a student of documentary film making, talks about surfing at Scarborough Beach

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Sporting Maine

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Health Education & Physical Education, Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to myriad communities in Maine, past and present, through the universal lens of sports and group activities. Students will explore and understand the history of many of Maine’s recreational pastimes, what makes Maine the ideal location for some outdoor sports, and how communities have come together through team activities throughout Maine’s history.

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Building Community/Community Buildings

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
Where do people gather? What defines a community? What buildings allow people to congregate to celebrate, learn, debate, vote, and take part in all manner of community activities? Students will evaluate images and primary documents from throughout Maine’s history, and look at some of Maine’s earliest gathering spaces and organizations, and how many communities established themselves around certain types of buildings. Students will make connections between the community buildings of the past and the ways we express identity and create communities today.