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Item 7407

Title: Outdoor supper field at Camp Winnebago, 1936

Contributed by: Camp Winnebago

Date: 1936

Location: Fayette

Media: Photograph

Item 28841

Title: Cornelia "Fly Rod" Crosby, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine State Museum

Date: circa 1890

Media: Photograph

Item 1016

Title: Fishing catch from Ragged Lake, ca. 1887

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1887

Media: Cabinet photograph

Exhibits Showing 3 of 6 View All

Exhibit

John W. G. Dunn, Moosehead Lake, 1904

John Dunn, 19th Century Sportsman

John Warner Grigg Dunn was an accomplished amateur photographer, hunter, fisherman and lover of nature. On his trips to Ragged Lake and environs, he became an early innovator among amateur wildlife photographers. His photography left us with a unique record of the Moosehead Lake region in the late nineteenth century.

Exhibit

Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook, 1943

Hunting Season

Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.

Exhibit

Noon Lunch, Eagle Lake, 1911

Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

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Site

Acadia National Park, ca. 1920

Maine Forest Service

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Site

Canvas tent, ca. 1940

L.L. Bean Corporate Archives

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Site

Welcome to Strong sign, Strong, ca. 1950

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village

The history of a small western Maine community north of Farmington as told by a team consisting of Strong Historical Society, Strong Elementary School, and Strong Public Library. Exhibit topics include Strong's prominence in the wood products industry (it was once the "Toothpick Capital of the World"), the "Bridge that Changed the Map," schools and educational history, clubs and organizations, "Fly Rod" Crosby, the first Maine guide, and a rich student section related to the Civil War and post-Civil War era in the town.