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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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Searching for Descendants of the Residents of Carroll, Maine and Horsemen who raced on the Carroll Trotting Park

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  This post provides data from the Maine Yearbooks or Maine Registers for the years 1871, 1876, 1879, 1881 and 1887. Through the four storyboards posted one can see the names of businesses and community leaders. The map of Carroll published in an Atlas of 1875 provides us with the names of the residents and the locations…

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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!