The Story of Winthrop Messenger

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Winthrop Maine Historical Society to host Stephen Thompson The History of the Horse in Kennebec CountyAnd the Story of Winthrop Messenger Thursday, June 11, 2020 from 6-7PM  Business meeting to follow. If interested in attending, contact Nick at nperry@baileylibrary.org for the zoom meeting link. Stephen Thompson,who grew up in Limestone, Maine, is the founder of the Lost…

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A Horse and a Will or Is it a Well?

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The Maine Spirit has challenged historians, the curious and horsemen to identify the story behind the image. You can check it out at The Maine Spirit of the Horse Blog. The featured image just may be a clue! The Maine Spirit of the Horse Blog http://themainespirit.blogspot.com

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Additions to The Maine Spirit of the Horse Blog

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At this moment the Maine Spirit of the Horse Posts represent the Best of the Best Posts that have been posted in The Lost Trotting Parks Archives, The Lost Trotting Parks of New England Archives, the Imagine 19th Century Kennebec County Archives, and The Maine Harness Horsemen’s Archives. Without the research, storyboard development, and photography of the…

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The Maine Spirit and the Horse — A Maine 200 Grant Project

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The Maine Spirit Categories at http://themainespirit.blogspot.com Rebranding Lost Trotting Parks’ Maine Starting Gate Museumfor Maine’s Bicentennial through Banner Designs Maine’s Starting Gate Museum presents Maine History atop the bedsides of a restored 67 Chevy C-10 Pick through a set of two wooden frames with hinged panels within so that when opened there are ten presentation panels that…

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Honoring Our Past and Creating Our Future — Views of the 2018 Harness Racing Season with Images of Yesterday and Today

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The Lost Trotting Parks Heritage Center’s new initiative involves “The Maine Spirit — The Horse at Maine’s Agricultural Fairs.” This new initiative will introduce viewers to the people and the horses that participate in all horse related events at Maine Fairs. The following slides highlight the 2018 Harness Racing Season at Maine Agricultural Fairs — Presque Isle,…

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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!