Lost Trotting Parks research is often rewarding. Creating this post involved calling Rangeley’s town office. The Clerk provided me with the telephone number of the local Chamber. The Chamber gave me the e-mail address for Bill Pierce who represents the Rangeley Historical Society. I sent an e-mail to Bill and he responded later in the day. Bill also contacted Gary Priest. From these contacts, I received an e-mail from Gary with the attached image. Bill e-mailed me a bit later and provided me with links to other resources that could provide additional materials describing the history of the track. Today you can still see portions of the track through the trees which no surround the track. My thanks and appreciation for everything associated with the town of Rangeley and the Rangeley Historical Society. When the good weather arrives, Lost Trotting Parks will travel to Rangeley! Take a careful look at the track’s image and be sure to enlarge the front page newspaper article describing races in 1896!
As I examined the 1905 image of Kennebago Race Track I was quite surprised to see that there was no grandstand. What I saw was a line of cars three deep that seems to go on into the far distance. The track was located on a hillside so that observers could place themselves about to view the races.