1938 Tri-Town Marathon (Madawaska Lake/New Sweden/Caribou/Fort Fairfield):?
1. Laverne Anderson, New Sweden
2. Gerald Everett, New Sweden
? Sam Ouellette, Milo
1938 Tri-Town Marathon, Fort Fairfield/Caribou/Presque Isle/Fort Fairfield, 102 miles (part of Fort Fairfield’s 11th winter carnival) newspaper items:
Three Day Ski Race, Fort Fairfield, Feb. 3—Ten long-distance skiers toed the mark at Madawaska lake today, ready for a gunshot that would start them on a three-day ski marathon and open Fort Fairfield’s 11th annual winter carnival. Insufficient snow on the usual route, Fort Fairfield to Presque Isle to Caribou to Fort Fairfield, forced a change that will take the ski plodders from the lake to New Sweden to Caribou to Fort Fairfield. Among the skiers ready for the first day’s lap of 34 miles were Laverne Anderson, New Sweden, last year’s winner of the annual event and Sam Ouellette of Milo, who won the 1937 Bangor to Caribou Jaunt of nearly 200 miles. While the marathon runners push along toward their goal, ski jumping, snowshoeing, skating, ice horse racing, bobsled races and a see show will occupy carnival spectators here. Gov. Lewis O. Barrows is expected here tonight to crown the carnival queen at the annual mardi gras ball. (Lewiston Evening Journal, Feb. 3, 1938, http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1913&dat=19380203&id=qrU0AAAAIBAJ&sjid=qmkFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5481,2656609)
Anderson Wins 102 Mile Ski Marathon, Fort Fairfield, Feb. 5, 1938—Laverne Anderson, blond skier from New Sweden, today won a 102-mile ski marathon, feature event of Fort Fairfield’s 11th winter carnival. Anderson ended the final leg of the three day Fort Fairfield-Caribou-Presque Isle-Fort Fairfield circuit a half minute behind Gerald Everett of New Sweden today, but won on elapsed time. (Lewiston Evening Journal, Feb. 5, 1938, http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1913&dat=19380205&id=rLU0AAAAIBAJ&sjid=qmkFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4030,2812414)
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