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April 2016

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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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