When the Standardbred was in the Consciousness of the Maine People — The Year 1922

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Recently, the Lost Trotting Parks Heritage Center acquired the 1922 Christmas issue of The Trotter and Pacer &  Book. This issue included racing results for 1922. At this point in history, the automobile was moving quickly to replace the horse and carriage as the major mode of transportation in the United States. In 1925 the automobile exceeded…

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Imagine It! Exploring the Idea of a Southern Maine Community with a Horse Park

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This post provides readers with the opportunity to download two digital publications that address the possibility of creating a living and working environment that reintroduces people from within and outside the State of Maine to the horse. When the horse was king, Maine people understood the importance of the horse to their lives and its contributions to…

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Creating Harness Racing’s Greater Events — A Destination Resort with Horse Park & Inter-Generational Living Community

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Several years ago I published a digital publication titled, S. Dexter’s Maine Spirit of the Turf. I published eight issues totaling more than 400 pages. In many of the issues I included a column, Outside the Oval. The purpose of this column was to share ideas that did not come from long time members of the harness racing…

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Fund Raising Appeal for Lost Trotting Parks — Funds for 2018 Activities

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This year will be a critical year for the Lost Trotting Parks Heritage Center. Each year fund raising becomes more difficult and 2017 may be the last year individuals can take tax deductions for their charitable contributions. Lost Trotting Parks has been fortunate for its contributions from Lost Trotting Parks Directors, the Maine Harness Horsemen’s Association, the…

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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!