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Category: Recreation & Leisure, Outdoor Life, Guides

Historical Items

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Item 11272

Charles Parson, Elmer Hale, Maine woods, 1900

Contributed by: Baxter State Park Date: circa 1900 Media: Photographic print

Item 101125

Two guides sharing a drink, Norcross, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Norcross Heritage Trust Date: circa 1900 Location: Indian Purchase Township No. 3 Media: Photographic print

Item 1032

Camp Slapjack, Roach Pond, 1887

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1887-08-22 Location: Frenchtown Twp Media: Cabinet photograph

Exhibits

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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.

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Hunting Season

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.

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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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Norcross Heritage Trust

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