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Houlton’s Second Lost Trotting Park – 1877

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Throughout the years Houlton, Maine supported three trotting parks — The earliest near North Street, the second off Park Street, and the third off Randall Avenue. I was told that the third track closed in the early 1960s. Today this land is used for the Houlton Agricultural Fair and the baseball/softball fields by Houlton High School. (On…

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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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Jean Emerson Presents — The Northeast Harness News (1980 through 1995) Remembering 15 Years of Harness Racing

By The Newsroom, The Northeast Harness News

Before you explore the Digital Maine Archives of the Northeast Harness News, please take time to read Jean Emerson’s article on the News. It is a compelling story and gives you perspective beginning in the first year of publication. Personally, I am so thankful that Jean realized the importance of sharing her work with the current the…

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