Cornelia Crosby, Moosehead Lake, ca. 1895Item 15315 info
Maine Historical Society
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.