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Item 68681

Soangetaha Campfire Girls, Farmington State Normal School, 1915

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: 1915 Location: Farmington Media: Photographic print

Item 80512

Campfire Girls, Dixfield, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: Dixfield Media: Photographic print

Item 81250

Play Ticket, Dixfield, 1931

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: 1931 Location: Dixfield Media: Black printing on orange cardstock

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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.


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.


Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Indian Encampment: Behind the Scenes

… smell of roasted porpoise also wafted through the camp either because someone was roasting a chunk of porpoise for dinner or boiling its fine oil…

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Bangor Public Library

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