Maine: An Encyclopedia
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Recreation

Carrabassett Valley

Location Map for Carrabassett Valley

Home to Sugarloaf Mountain and its ski area, it has many related seasonal homes. The population has exploded in the latest census decade. A “ski academy” and a small airport are two enterprises based on the skiing economy. The Appalachian Trail passes north-south through the community along the western side of North and South Crocker Mountains. See video and photos. Continue reading

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Carrying Place Township

South on the Bowtown Road in the Township (2007)

The township is immediately west of the Kennebec River, across from Caratunk, host to the next northerly section of the Appalachian Trail.  Access by road begins across the river from Bingham. A right turn  brings one to the Carry Pond … Continue reading

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Carrying Place Town TWP

Historic Topographic Map of T2 R3 (1956)

Appalachian Trail routes from details of a 1956 Historic Topographic Map. This township is technically known as T2 R3 BKP WKR. The latter initials mean Binghham’s Kennebec Purchase West of the Kennebec River. The township (Not to be confused with … Continue reading

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Cheerleading

Cheerleader

Consecutive Championships School No. Years Monmouth 5 1998-2002 C. Aroostook 5 2008-2012 Year Class A Class B Class C Class D 1987 Bonny Eagle Bucksport Central Aroostook Deer-Isle 1988 Bonny Eagle Bucksport Central Aroostook Deer-Isle 1989 Windham Bucksport Central Aroostook … Continue reading

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Chimney Pond

Photo: Ranger station at Chimney Pond (2001)

Established in 1938, Chimney Pond campground, one of the “backcountry” sites in Baxter State Park, is a 3.3 mile hike from Roaring Brook campground, the location for nearest automobile access.  It has its own ranger station, lean-tos and one bunkhouse, … Continue reading

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Cold River Canoe Trip

Deer Hill Road Bridge (2014)

The Cold River Canoe Trip begins in the White Mountain National Forest in Stow, Maine, then to Fryeburg. The river has frequent twists and turns, channel blocking fallen trees, producing several “opportunities” for short portages. Follow Route 113 north from … Continue reading

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Cross Country, Boys

Cross Country is the sport of long-distance running over paths or open country.  High school courses are usually several miles in length. Runners are sometimes call “harriers,” after a hound that was used to chase hares in Britain. Class D … Continue reading

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Cross Country, Girls

Cross Country is the sport of long-distance running over paths or open country. High school courses are usually several miles in length. Runners are sometimes call “harriers,” after a hound that was used to chase hares in Britain. Class D … Continue reading

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Crossword Governors

Governors Crossword

This crossword puzzle focuses on Maine governors, their impact and backgrounds. Search the Encyclopedia for answers as needed. Print pages 1 and 2 for puzzle and clues. – – __Across 2.     The governor’s office is located in the __________ 6.     … Continue reading

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Crossword History

History Crossword Layout

Although Maine’s history of human settlement goes back 12,000 years, and evidence of Norse visits date from about 1000 AD, written documentation begins in the late 15th century when John and Sebastian Cabot visited explored the coast. This puzzle focuses … Continue reading

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Dead River TWP

Myron Avery Memorial (2003)

The township is immediately west of Carrying Place Town Township, host to the next northerly section of the AT. Little Bigelow Mountain, Myron H. Avery Peak, and West Peak challenge Appalachian Trail hikers. Bigelow Public Reserve Land, through which the … Continue reading

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Dennistown

Location Map for Dennistown

A scenic location for mountain bicyclists 84 miles north of Skowhegan, it is adjacent to Jackman. See photos. Two ponds with boat launches are several miles west of U.S. Route 201 in its interior. The sparsely populated plantation’s organization was confirmed formally in 1895. Continue reading

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Durham

Durham Community School on the Royalsborough Road (2013)

The 1835 Union Church was a community meeting house, then in 1922, the Town Office, and recently home of the Durham Historical Society. The early 20th century religious movement known as the Sandfordites, after their leader Frank W. Sandford, built their 1897 temple “Shiloh” here. Runaround Pond offers a pleasant canoe trip through water lilies and bird life. See video and photos. Continue reading

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Elliotsville Township

View from the Trail

was incorporated as a town, February 19, 1835 but its incorporation was repealed May 26, 1858. Later reorganized as a plantation, January 3, 1887, it was deorganized March 31, 1983. Elliottsville is home to more than a dozen small ponds … Continue reading

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Field Hockey

Field Hockey Game (2003)

  Consecutive Championships School No. Years Skowhegan (A) 8 2001-2008 Dexter (C) 4 2000-2003 Year Class A Class B Class C 1976 Bonny Eagle Livermore Falls Katahdin 1977 Bonny Eagle Lake Region Telstar 1978 Bonny Eagle Madawaska Telstar 1979 Waterville … Continue reading

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Football

Scrimmaging (2001)

Consecutive Championships School No. Year Marshwood 4 1983-1986 Ties for championships are noted at right with “/”; “CC” denotes “co-champions.” Year Class A Class B Class C Class D 1950 Lewiston Saint Louis 1951 South Portland Skowhegan Dexter 1952 Portland … Continue reading

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Golf

Consecutive Championships School No. Years Girls Waterville 4 1995-1998 Boys Rockland 4 1984-1987 Falmouth 4 1990-1993 York 4 2009-2012 For girls, who do not field teams, the individual’s school is noted. For boys the team’s school is noted. / = … Continue reading

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Grafton TWP

Location Map for Grafton TWP

Grafton Notch State Park features the Notch formed by Old Speck Mountain and Baldpate Mountain on the Appalachian Trail. In the Notch, Screw Auger Falls has worn deep holes into solid rock by the swirling water of the Bear River. Continue reading

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Gulf Hagas

Long view of Gulf Hagas with Forested Cliffs

and The Hermitage are both located in the Bowdoin College Grant East, T7 R10 NWP, an unorganized township east of Greenville and northwest of Brownville. The area is part of the Appalachian Trail corridor owned by the National Park Service. … Continue reading

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Gymnastics

Gymnastics experienced several changes before its demise as a high school sport beginning in 2005.  Boy classes were discontinued in 1973. BOYS Year No Classes 1966 South Portland 1967 South Portland 1968 South Portland 1969 South Portland 1970 South Portland … Continue reading

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