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Carl Shilling, Byron, ca. 1975

Contributed by Judy Boucher through Byron Historical Society

Carl Shilling, Byron, ca. 1975

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This photo of local hermit, Carl Shilling, was taken between 1970 and 1977. Shilling was a German immigrant who made his living panning for gold and doing odd jobs for local people. He immigrated to the United States during WWII, and was very suspicious of people. He hid most of his gold so that no one would steal it.

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  • Title: Carl Shilling, Byron, ca. 1975
  • Creation Date: circa 1975
  • Subject Date: circa 1975
  • Local Name: Swift River
  • Town: Byron
  • County: Oxford
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 12.5 cm x 8.5 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Byron Historical Society
64 East Branch Road, Byron, ME 04275
(207) 364-7446
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LC Subject Headings

People--Maine--Byron

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Shilling, Carl

Other Keywords

Gold Prospecting
hermits
panning
recluses
Swift River

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