- Item 25691 - Elizabeth Ricker and sled dogs, Poland Spring, ca. 1927
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Elizabeth P. Ricker showing off her sled dog breed.Show Details
She became interested in dog sledding in 1926-1927 and competitions were held at the Poland Spring resort, which her family owned.
Musher rivals Leonhard Seppala of Alaska and Arthur Walden of New Hampshire competed at Poland Spring in 1927.
Mrs. Ricker began a kennel to breed the Seppala sled dogs at Poland Spring with Leonhard Seppala.
14516 - Elizabeth Ricker at Poland Spring, 1927
14524 - George Constable, dog team driver, 1927
16362 - Lombard, sled dog driver of Raymond, Maine, 1928 probably at Poland Spring
16363 - Mrs. E.P. Ricker sled dog racer at Poland Spring, 1928
16364 - Mrs. E.P. Ricker (left) at Poland Spring, 1928
16558, 16560, 16561 - Mrs. E.P. Ricker and Togo, reading Togo's Fireside Reflections written by Mrs. Ricker