Title

Portland was home to a Winter Carnival during the 1920s and 1930s; and in 1924,

Source

Portland Monthly

Date

12-2004

Pages

59-61

Abstract

Portland was home to a Winter Carnival during the 1920s and 1930s; and in 1924, 5,000 people gathered on the Western Prom to witness ski jumps high over St. John Street, toboggan races, and the end of a Maine Iditarod. An ice castle was built at Deering Oaks to showcase the King and Queen of the Carnival. As late as 1934, the State Theatre and a local paper sponsored a Winter Carnival at Deering Oaks.

Subjects

Winter festivals

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