Slideshow focuses on skiing

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    The Ski Museum of Maine’s 45-minute narrated slideshow titled “Down-Mountain and Cross-Country: 140 Years of Skiing in Maine,” will be presented free to the public at numerous locations in Aroostook County Jan. 4-8.     Public dates and venues include Lonesome Pine Ski Lodge in Fort Kent on Monday, Jan. 4 at 6:30 p.m.; Four Seasons Ski Club in Madawaska on Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 6 p.m.; Caribou Public Library on Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 6:30 p.m.; Turner Public Library in Presque Isle on Thursday, Jan. 7 at 3:30 p.m.; Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle on Thursday, Jan. 7 at 6:30 p.m.; and Big Rock Ski Area in Mars Hill on Friday, Jan.  8 at 6:30 p.m.
    In addition, in-school presentations are scheduled in Fort Kent, Caribou and Presque Isle.
     More than 140 photos – some more than a century old – have been assembled from the Kingfield-based museum’s collections and more than 30 other sources, including historical societies and skiing organizations in The County.
     Photos and graphics to be presented cover the entire span of skiing in Maine, from the arrival of immigrants from Sweden in the 1870s to present-day happenings. Subjects include ski jumping, cross-country, alpine, freestyle and biathlon.