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Contributed by: Margaret Chase Smith Library
Location: Skowhegan; Rangeley; Washington
Media: Photographic print
Construction of the Bangor and Aroostook rail lines into northern Aroostook County in the early twentieth century opened the region to tourism and commerce from the south.
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.
Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.
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… continues to be a source of inspiration for women anglers, hunters, writers and recreators. Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad station…
… the Maine Woods, Forest and Stream, The American Angler, Rod and Gun, and The American Sportsman magazines carried her articles about Maine outdoor…