Archives: 1930s

1939 — Watching The Action and Reading the Results at the Oxford County Fair — South Paris, Maine

By 1930s, lost trotting parks

The fairground of the old Oxford County Fair are now occupation by a public high school including their track and field facility. Many years have passed since horsemen with their Standardbreds graced the winner’s circle at this fair. Willis Whittemore spoke of growing up with the track in his backyard. It was his initiation into a sport…

Read More

Topsham Fair, 1937

By 1930s, horsemen

Maine Fair Session Race Standardbred Trot or Pace Driver Owner Topsham 9th One Orena Hanover Trot Jordan Stanwood & Cummings 13-Oct-37 Calumet Chimes Hall Mrs. F.J. Gross Post Time: 12:45 Mary Agnes McLeod L. McLeod Aulus Chappell George Gale Hartford Bertha Cleary J.O. Malley Bunty Russell W.A. Hamilton Two Moses Parsons Carney (Haddock) N.F. Smith Gay Direct…

Read More