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.
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.
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.
… Edward O’Brien and Benjamin Carr, former prison warden, built the Carr O’Brien Block at the Upper Corner (corner of Wadsworth and Main Streets) on…
Warden Miller lived in a house on the site of the current Masonic Temple on Main Street. Warden Rose resigned within four years of his appointment…