Anderson snowshoes, North Yarmouth, ca. 1936

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Anderson snowshoes, North Yarmouth, ca. 1936

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Clifford G. Anderson made these bearpaw snowshoes in his business on Memorial Highway, North Yarmouth. The business was started in 1928, and Anderson also made and sold baseball bats and lobster traps.

In the process of making snowshoes, Anderson cured his own leather and soaked the rawhide in Toddy Brook. Family members recalled that Anderson remarked at how fat the Toddy Brook trout were from chewing up the stray pieces of his rawhide.

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  • Title: Anderson snowshoes, North Yarmouth, ca. 1936
  • Creator: Anderson, Clifford G.
  • Creation Date: circa 1936
  • Subject Date: circa 1936
  • Local Name: East North Yarmouth
  • Town: North Yarmouth
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Wood (white ash), cowhide, varnish
  • Dimensions: 74.9 cm x 35.6 cm
  • Local Code: Oversized objects
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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North Yarmouth Historical Society
10 Village Square Road , North Yarmouth, ME 04097
(207) 772-1568

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