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Umbazooksus and Beyond: The Allagash and Lobster Lake

Cornelia Crosby, Moosehead Lake, ca. 1895

Cornelia Crosby, Moosehead Lake, ca. 1895

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The railroads were at the forefront of promoting tourism.

The Bangor and Aroostook published a yearly booklet with feature articles and photos, a map, and advertisements that were compelling invitations to the Maine woods.

The Central Maine Railroad hired Cornelia "Fly Rod" Crosby to help it promote travel to the Maine woods.

Crosby (1854-1946) had taken up hunting and fishing to improve her health. The Phillips native became the first licensed Maine guide in 1897.