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Rifle range at Cadet Camp, Harpswell, 1896

Rifle range at Cadet Camp, Harpswell, 1896

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Maine Historical Society

Summer-long youth camps initially served as an escape from urban life and training in what was thought to be a more genuine "manhood" for boys from elite families.

But some Maine summer camps served other purposes. Here, cadets from Portland High School attended a different sort of camp. Boys learned military skills and discipline at Cadet Camp at High Head in Harpswell.


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