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April 2016

Monthly Archives: April 2016

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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Carroll Trotting Park Association created by Legislative Action in 1871

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The Carroll Trotting Park Association was formed in 1871 by State of Maine legislative action. From the Center’s  research it appears that Maine’s agricultural societies and trotting parks were created by such action. Carroll is a neighboring town to Springfield, Maine, a community that hosted an agricultural fair and harness racing in the 19th century. The Springfield Fair…

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