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Historical Items

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Item 7407

Outdoor supper field at Camp Winnebago, 1936

Contributed by: Camp Winnebago Date: 1926 Location: Fayette Media: Photographic print

Item 28841

Portrait of Cornelia "Fly Rod" Crosby

Contributed by: Maine State Museum Date: 1894 Media: Photographic print

Item 1016

Fishing catch from Ragged Lake, ca. 1887

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1887 Media: Cabinet photograph


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John Dunn, 19th Century Sportsman

John Warner Grigg Dunn was an accomplished amateur photographer, hunter, fisherman and lover of nature. On his trips to Ragged Lake and environs, he became an early innovator among amateur wildlife photographers. His photography left us with a unique record of the Moosehead Lake region in the late nineteenth century.


Hiking, Art and Science: Portland's White Mountain Club

In 1873, a group of men, mostly from Portland, formed the second known hiking club in the U.S., the White Mountain Club of Portland, to carry out their scientific interests, their love of hiking and camaraderie, and their artistic interests in painting and drawing the features of several of the White Mountains.


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.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Presque Isle Outdoor Pool

Presque Isle Outdoor Pool X Text by Mary and Chelsea, students at Presque Isle Middle School Edited by Presque Isle Historical Society X…

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L.L. Bean Corporate Archives

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - "Fly Rod" Crosby - Page 3 of 3

Crosby was a woman engaged in the outdoor and tourism industries at a time when it was overwhelmingly dominated by men.

My Maine Stories

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Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by
by Randy Randall

Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.


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


Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast