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December 2014

Monthly Archives: December 2014

King William Returns to Maine after 141 Years

By 19th Century Paintings

George H. Bailey was a contemporary of Scott Leighton. Bailey was an artist, however, he was also a Maine Harness Horseman, an owner, trainer, driver, and judge at the tracks. He may have been a track manager. In addition, at the age of 55, he studied veterinarian medicine in New York State. Upon his returned he filled…

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Hight and Nelson compete at Oakland Park — Gardiner, Maine 1877

By lost trotting parks

August harness racing at Oakland Park in Gardiner, Maine attracted horsemen competing for pursing adding up to $1500.00. Horsemen’s names included J.B. Littlefield of Auburn, Sol Ryeson of Auburn, w.B. Smith of Gardiner, A. Tufts of Skowhegan, A.S. Pease of Gardiner, James Powers of Jefferson, Rufus Bean of Hallowell, L.J. Brackett of Windham, Walter Merrill of Dexter,…

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