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the quest to conquer winter 1913-1957
 

"The first snowmobile race was held the day they made the second snowmobile." Anonymous

In 1913, Virgil D. White, a Ford automobile dealer in West Ossipee, New Hampshire, invented a caterpillar-type tracked unit which could be mounted to the rear axle of a Ford car, along with a set of skis for the front end, complete with independent suspension arms.


 

 

the very first race 1958-1960

 

They unloaded their machines once again on Grace Lake to show how well they would work compared to the sled dog teams. Driving around the lake, the natural urge to test one machine against another got the best of the snowmobilers.
 

 

 

 



the brandi bottle classic 1960-1961

At the starting line were Lionel Bellile, Ron Strum, Fred Gates, Mike Taylor and Herman Lassig. Lassig had a fast new nine-horsepower model—the most powerful Bombardier Ski-Doo available. One of the estimated 1,000 curiosity-seekers who had gathered to watch stepped forward, waved his arm and the five Ski-Doos roared off on a round-trip race around an island a half-mile away.
 

 

 


 


The Start of something different 1961-1962


The all-new line of snowmobiles for model year 1962 was introduced quietly. There was no trade show, There were no snowmobile magazines. There wasn't much room to talk about or show a new snowmobile in a one-inch advertisement in Outdoor Life.


 

 



Snowmobile Boom Begins 1962-1963

During the late summer days prior to the winter of 1962-63, Edgar Hetteen's patience was growing as short as the four-hour nights he slept. He was financially strapped, working two full shifts in the plant and trying to run an office, too.

 

 

 


 

Earlan Campbell - 2006 Snowmobile Hall of Fame Inductee

The Snowmobile Hall of Fame located in St. Germain, Wisconsin, inducted four luminaries including the late Earlan B. Campbell from the sport of snowmobiling at its annual Induction Banquet in Eagle River, Wisconsin, on the evening of January 12, 2006.
 



 

Memorial Conducted at B-52 Crash Site

It was "gut-wrenching" for the members of the search party to come upon the destruction caused by the crash of a B-52 bomber on Elephant Mountain in January 1963. And it was just as difficult for five of the searchers to be standing at the remote crash site four decades later. With the gruesome details of that tragic day still etched in their minds, four former Air National Guard members and a Millinocket man were among those who paid their respects Saturday to the seven airmen who died in the fiery crash. The two sole survivors - retired Capt. Gerald Adler of Davis, Calif., and the aircraft commander retired Lt. Col. Dante E. Bulli of Nebraska - who ejected from the plane before it crashed, also were recognized and honored Saturday.


 


 

A 2000 Sled Odyssey

Snowmobile Feature Articles - 1923 Model T with Snowmobile Conversion Kit

"I say odd, because when you stop to think about it, it has to seem pretty strange to the modern day snowmobilers, or anyone else for that matter, that a group of men would climb on 36 year old iron and expect it to get them into the North Maine Woods and back."
 

 

Allagash 85 by Steve Campbell



“I guess there is something to be said for the engineering and workmanship of these earlier machines. As crude as they were in the formative years, they worked due to the perseverance and forethought of the pioneers that were building them and using them. These pioneers are the people who I would like to dedicate this trip and this story to - the individuals that made the sport of snowmobiling what it is today. The reason I organized this trip was to recognize these people, the history of snowmobiling, and especially to my father, E.B. Campbell.”
 

 


Iron Dog Promotions

The Grandfather of Snowmobiling.

 

 


A little History of Snowmobiling

T
he history of the modern day recreational snowmobile is fairly recent, however, over the snow travel goes back many years.

 

 

Bombardier R12 Muskeag

The Bombardier R-12 (12 for 12 passenger) was discovered in a field in the town of Milford just outside of Old Town in rhetoric condition.

 

 

Antique Run of '88



The Antique Run of '88 was complete, but will live in our memories forever.
 

 

Allagash '85 by C.J. Ramstead

The E.B. Campbell Memorial Snowmobile Run. One of snowmobilings truly great pioneers was the late E.B. Campbell of Millinocket.

 

 

Maine Attraction

Reliving The Trail-Blazing days In Maine's Allagash Wilderness -  Reprinted from Snow Goer Magazine of November 1984
 

 

Party Time in Roseau



Polaris Industries celebrated its 45-years of existence by throwing a birthday party bash on June 18 & 19, 1999 at the original Polaris HQ in Roseau, Minnesota
 

 


Rose Robinson Memorial Trail

The Northern Timber Cruisers dedicates trail in name of lady snowmobile enthusiast.

 

 


Winter Trek on Mt. Katahdin
 

See spectacular photos of winter scenery atop Mt. Katahdin

 

 

 

Economic Impact of Snowmobiling in Maine

Take a gander at an interesting article as to what snowmobiling brings to Maine. Before reading take your best guess what snow means to the state of Maine. And to Millinocket!

 

 

 

Northern Timber Cruisers and Pioneer Hose Company donate Rescue Boggan

Organizations increase emergency services protection for area snowmobilers

 

 

The Tucker SnoCat Purchase

How it all began in the Katahdin Area.

 

 


ANTIQUE SNOWMOBILE MUSEUM DREAM INCHES
CLOSER TO REALITY IN MILLINOCKET


Re-printed from the Katahdin Times

 

 


Sportsman Packs Fishing Gear for the Allagash

Reprinted from the Portland Press Herald February 21, 1962
 

 

 

 

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