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Eastern Prom: One of Portland’s winter destinations

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    Max Mejia walks daughter Itzayana up the sledding hill at Eastern Prom after a final run for the day.

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    Margaret Towne, 16, of Berlin, New Hampshire, sails down the ski jump at Portland's Western Promenade during the Winter Carnival of 1924.

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    Erin Witham cross-country skis on the Eastern Prom. The spot was the location for winter carnivals held there in the 1920s and 30s and in the 1950s the snow-covered hill overlooking Casco Bay was covered with sleds.

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    Playground equipment peeks over the top of the Eastern Promenade sled hill as Luke Emery, 5, prepares for another run.

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    Powdery snow flows around Emerson Dolan as his step-father John Hart gives him a push down the sledding hill on the Eastern Prom.

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    A ski jumper soars off the wooden structure built for the 1924 Winter Carnival in Portland at the Western Promenade. More than 5,000 spectators came to watch the event.

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    Zola Bloom, left, and Stella Halstead zoom past trees on the edge of the sledding hill on the Eastern Prom. Through the last century the hills of the Eastern Prom - which is on the National Register of Historic Places - often have been passed up for other winter-fun locations in Portland.

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