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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