Jean Emerson Presents — The Northeast Harness News (1980 through 1995) Remembering 15 Years of Harness Racing

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  Digital Maine Web Site Keyword Search: http://digitalmaine.com/northeast_harness_news/   Click the link to the right of  “Year Issues:). This will take you to Digital Maine, home of the digital version of The Northeast Harness News! 1980 Issues: http://digitalmaine.com/nehn_1980/ 1981 Issues: http://digitalmaine.com/nehn_1981/ 1982 Issues: http://digitalmaine.com/nehn_1982/ 1983 Issues: http://digitalmaine.com/nehn_1983/ 1984 Issues: http://digitalmaine.com/nehn_1984/ 1985 Issues: http://digitalmaine.com/nehn_1985/ 1986 Issues: http://digitalmaine.com/nehn_1986/ 1987 Issues: http://digitalmaine.com/nehn_1987/ 1988 Issues: http://digitalmaine.com/nehn_1987/ 1989 Issues: http://digitalmaine.com/nehn_1988/ 1989 Issues: http://digitalmaine.com/nehn_1989/…

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1978 Maine Standardbred Registered Sires — Searching for Photographs

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  Recently Jean Emerson provided me with a copy of the Maine Standardbred Breeders Stakes Promotion for 1977. The back cover listed Registered Sires for 1978. To document this moment in the history of the Maine Sire Stakes Program, I am requesting that horsemen and women, photographers, and others who might have photographs of the horses listed…

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Maine Fair Racing 1945 through 1947 — New Gloucester — Gorham — Darmascotta — Bangor — Cornish

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The history of harness or perhaps any sport generally features star performers, extraordinary events, and locations that hold wonderful memories. Our star performers are the record setting Standardbreds — their drivers and owners. The storyboards presented in this post feature the race cards from five Maine fairs held from 1945 to 1947. Hopefully we can find the…

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Horsemen of the Grand Circuit Competing in Old Orchard Beach, Maine at the Kite Track (At some point during the war years)

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I hope one of the many harness racing historians and followers of groups such as Harness Racing History might be able to provide the exact date of this program The Competitors: 2:16 Bar Pace — Race 1: Clinton High with Stanley up owned by J. Stanley, South Somerset, MA — Sunny Grattan with E. Brown up, owned…

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Digital Maine Brings Jean Emerson’s Northeast Harness News to the Internet — All Issues from 1980 to 1995

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  In early June, Jean Emerson met with Peggy O’Kane at the Maine State Library. The purpose of the meeting was to reach an agreement that would permit the Maine State Library through its Digital Maine Program to scan all issues of the Northeast Harness News from 1980 through 1995. Peggy and Jean reached an agreement to…

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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!