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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.
About This Item
- 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: 21.4 cm x 28.05 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 1921, Box 1/22
- Collection: Crawford and Ella Peffer/Redpath Chautauqua collection
- Object Type: Image
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