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George Walter Hinckley sitting in the Black Wolf Seat

Contributed by L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes

George Walter Hinckley sitting in the Black Wolf Seat

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George Walter Hinckley, the founder of Good Will Homes, was involved in the early Boy Scout movement. Through this work, he met Ernest Thompson Seton, the writer and outdoors man. Seton came to Good Will to talk with the boys and establish this fireplace area in 1911. In 1912, before Seton returned for a visit with the boys, Hinckley had this fieldstone chair, the Black Wolf Seat, built at the fireplace as a monument to Seton. Today, the whole Good Will-Hinckley Homes campus meets at Seton fireplace for a cookout at the start of the school year. Good Will was founded in 1889 in Fairfield, Maine by Rev. George Walter Hinckley.

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  • Title: George Walter Hinckley sitting in the Black Wolf Seat
  • Creator: Good Will Home Association
  • Creation Date: circa 1916
  • Subject Date: circa 1912
  • Local Name: Hinckley
  • Town: Fairfield
  • County: Somerset
  • State: ME
  • Media: Black and White Photographic Print
  • Dimensions (cm): 20 x 12.5
  • Local Code: 2000.67
  • Collection: Good Will Home Association
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes
Route 201, Hinckley, ME 04944
(207) 238-4250
http://www.gwh.org

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