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Graves of Baxter animals, Mackworth Island, 1953

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Graves of Baxter animals, Mackworth Island, 1953

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The gravesite of the beloved dogs and horse of Maine Gov. Percival Baxter on Mackworth Island.

Mackworth Island is the former home of James Phinney Baxter and of his son, Percival, who deeded it to the State of Maine in 1943. Baxter arranged to have his animals' gravesites preserved forever.

Mackworth Island later became the site of the Gov. Baxter School for the Deaf.

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  • Title: Graves of Baxter animals, Mackworth Island, 1953
  • Creation Date: 1953-04-19
  • Subject Date: 1953-04-19
  • Local Name: Mackworth Island
  • Town: Falmouth
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph
  • Local Code: Photographs -- Portland -- Islands
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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