Keywords: Coburn Company
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.
It was then purchased by Arthur Coburn, then sold to C.B. Weese of Chicago. The company was called Carrabassett Dowel Company.
Mr. and Mrs. Coburn Haskell built Dundree on Parker Point in 1914. Mr. Haskell was the inventor and holder of the patent for the modern golf ball.
Because of key players Abner and Philander Coburn, who assisted their father in surveying most all of the woods of northern Maine, Skowhegan became…