The Lost Trotting Parks Storyboard Archives

The Lost Trotting Parks Storyboard Archives

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Yesterday and Today -- The Lost Trotting Parks of Cumberland and York Counties

An earlier post presented the aerial views with identifying the locations.
The following storyboards provide you with location names and a view
of Yesterday and of Today.

Lost Trotting Parks Launching A New Periodical -- The Maine Spirit of the Turf

In February of 2012, the Lost Trotting Parks Heritage Center will be publishing a new Maine-based periodical, The Maine Spirit of the Turf. The publication will be designed in a format similar to the 19th century periodicals that features agricultural societies, horse breeders, horsemen, and those who enjoyed a fast horse. The Heritage Center seeks articles for this publication. Initially, the published will be distributed as an
e-zine -- a PDF distributed through e-mail. If you would like to submit an article or information that can be incorporated into one of the topics in the following storyboard, please attached that information as a MS Word file or type as an e-mail and 
e-mail your information to If you would like to be be on the e-mail distribution list, please send me an e-mail with your subscription request

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Once A Famous Horseman -- The Life and Times of Hod Nelson and Nelson 4209, his Famous Trotting Champion known as "The Northern King"

This video offering is a first run. Since I dedicate my musical life to mastering mediocrity, you will realize that even for me the guitar playing and the vocals could be a bit better. However, this presentation gives you the opportunity to learn the history of Waterville's Charles Horace Nelson and his famous trotting stallion, Nelson 4209. The 4209 is Nelson's registration number. To learn more about Nelson and his famous stallion click on the Nelson 4209 Category.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Trotting Results of the 1921 Grand Old Maine State Fair of 1921 -- State Fair Park -- Lewiston, Maine

In addition to the trotting results from the 1921 State Fair in Lewiston, this page from Wallace's Yearbook includes racing results from Lincoln and Livermore Falls. This page courtesy of Paul Wilder, Research Librarian, Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, Goshen, New York.

Grand Old State Fair -- Sept 13 -16, 1921 -- State Fair Park -- Lewiston, Maine

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Maine Trotting Results -- Wallace Yearbook 1887

Maine Trotting Results snipped from the Google digitized 
copy of the 1887 Wallace Yearbook.

Maine Trotting Results -- 1889 -- from Wallace Yearbook

Includes results at Charter Oak Park, Hartford, Connecticut -- Nelson Defeated!
Trotting results snipped by the Google digitized copy of the Wallace Yearbook.

2012 Harness Horsemen and Horsewomen's Banquet --- Calumet Club, Augusta, Maine

Saturday -- On January 21, 2012, more than 200 Mainers attended the annual Harness Horsemen and Horsewomen's Banquet and Awards Night at the Calumet Club in Augusta, Maine. Organized by the Harness Horsemen's Association Executive Director, Wendy Ireland, the evening was filled with great conversations and celebration. The dinner prepared by the Calumet Club staff was excellent. My appreciation is extended to the Association for inviting the Lost Trotting Parks Heritage Center to set up a display in the banquet hall.

Here's looking forward to a great 2012!