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Item 88

Mystery Who is this Eskimo?

Portland Eskimos player, 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

Item 116

Children preparing to play baseball, Portland, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1927

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

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Riding the Old Blue chairlift at Pleasant Mountain

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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Leaving the start gate at the Sugarloaf World Cup, 1971

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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Motor Coachmen and their Stanley Cars, Poland Spring, 1911

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.

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Lacing ski boots, Pleasant Mountain, ca. 1955

Ski Museum of Maine

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