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Katharine Ridgeway Camp, Jefferson, ca. 1940s

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Katharine Ridgeway Camp, Jefferson, ca. 1940s

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Katharine Ridgeway [Hunt], a dramatic reader and humorist, and Ella Harding Peffer (1887-1945), a vocalist, began their camp on Clary Lake in Jefferson.

Peffer's husband, Crawford (1868-1961), ran the Redpath Chautauqua of New York and New England, a summer lecture circuit, and the Redpath Lyceum, winter lecture circuit.

The camp, which promoted the "physical, mental, moral, and social development" of girls from ages 7 to 21, operated from 1923 to the 1940s.

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  • Title: Katharine Ridgeway Camp, Jefferson, ca. 1940s
  • Creator: Katharine Ridgeway Camp for Girls
  • Creation Date: circa 1940
  • Subject Date: circa 1940
  • Local Name: Clary Lake
  • Town: Jefferson
  • County: Lincoln
  • State: ME
  • Media: brochure
  • Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 28.05
  • Local Code: Coll. 1921, f. 22
  • Collection: Crawford and Ella Peffer/Redpath Chautauqua collection
  • 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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