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Item 19141

Fire watchman camp, Tumbledown, 1915

Contributed by: Maine Forest Service

Date: 1915-08-16

Location: T5 R6 BKP WKR

Media: Photographic print

Item 19143

White Cap Mountain fire lookout camp

Contributed by: Maine Forest Service

Date: circa 1920

Location: T7 R10 NWP

Media: Photographic print

Item 19134

Fire lookout and camp, Schoodic Mountain, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Forest Service

Date: circa 1920

Location: T9 SD

Media: Photographic print

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Girls playing basketball, Naples, ca. 1930

Summer Camps

Maine is home to dozens of summer-long youth camps and untold numbers of day camps that take advantage of water, woods, and fresh air. While the children, counselors, and other staff come to Maine in the summer, the camps live on throughout the year and throughout the lives of many of the campers.


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Fire lookout at Agamenticus Mountain, ca. 1920

Looking Out: Maine's Fire Towers

Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.


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Cook house and crew, Maine woods

Cooks and Cookees: Lumber Camp Legends

Stories and tall tales abound concerning cooks and cookees -- important persons in any lumber camp, large or small.

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Everett S.

Life on a Tidal River - Bangor Man Rats Out Brady Gang - Page 1 of 2

… Goods sold a variety of equipment, including camping supplies, sports equipment and guns.Item Contributed byBangor Historical Society Shep was…

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Frederick Rogers to his mother Hannah, Virginia, March 23, 1862

Life on a Tidal River - Three Civil War Letters - Page 3 of 4

… 1862Item Contributed byBangor Historical Society Camp near Potomac Creek Va. March 23 1863 Dear Mother Last nights Mail brought the ever welcome…

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Seaside House Key Tag, Islesboro, ca. 1900

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

… their own property, built family cottages and “camps,” and the Ryder’s cove summer community began, with people travelling from as far away as…

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Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists

by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman


I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years

by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam


My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II

by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima