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Lost Trotting Parks Launches “The Maine Spirit” Initiative — S. Dexter’s The Maine Spirit of the Turf

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The Lost Trotting Parks Heritage Center has launched its latest initiative. The Center’s publication, S. Dexter’s The Maine Spirit of the Turf,  will begin its publication cycle for the year 2017. The publication will examine “The Maine Spirit” by working with representatives of Maine’s Agricultural Fair and the Maine harness racing industry. The Maine Spirit of the…

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Lincoln’s Lost Trotting Park — An Article by Bing Sturgeon

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The Lincoln Trotting Park Researched by Lawrence “Bing” Sturgeon for the Lincoln Historical Society December, 1994 The Lincoln Trotting Park Association was incorporated by an Act of the Maine Legislature and approved February 18. 1869. The Association had eleven members. They were: William R. Heresy. F.E.Nute, H.G. Coburn, J.F. Robinson, Henry S. Wing, M.L. Ross, William R….

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Tax Deductible Contributions to Lost Trotting Parks by PayPal or by Credit Card

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The Lost Trotting Parks Heritage Center is in the midst of a fund raising campaign for 2016. All tax deductible contributions are directed at the expenses of the Center. We do not have personnel cost. Our expenses include the purchase of historic memorabilia, materials for displays, the printing of storyboards and banners for displays that are exhibited…

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Penobscot County — 1875

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With research projects focusing on Carroll and Old Town, an 1875 map of Penobscot County will provide readers perspectives on the location of these two towns and surrounding communities. If you are a user of Google Earth or Google Maps you can look at aerial views of these commnities today.

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Preserving Maine’s Agricultural Heritage – Early Agricultural Societies and their Trotting Parks – The History of Harness Racing in the State of Maine – Featuring Nelson 4209 – 19th Century Vintage Images – Profiles of Maine Harness Horsemen – Celebrating the Age When the Horse was King!