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Lewis Litchfield was a station agent for the Boston and Maine Railroad in the early 1900s. He worked first at Pine Point and then later at Oak Hill.
Litchfield had a hobby of making high quality bamboo fishing rods and violins. According to a news report, two of his violins were taken to the North Pole by a school friend of his, Arctic explorer Donald B. MacMillan.
In 1897, he played one of his violins at the high school graduation in the Town Hall. Parts of that violin had been made from an old school house on Ross Road. He continued to play at the high school for over fifty years. He died at the age of 92.
Lewis Litchfield is on the left. The other people in the picture are unidentified.
About This Item
- Title: Lewis Litchfield, Scarborough, ca. 1958
- Creation Date: circa 1958
- Subject Date: circa 1958
- Local Name: Pine Point
- Town: Scarborough
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 8.8 cm x 12.7 cm
- Collection: Lewis Litchfield
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
PO Box 156, Scarborough, ME 04070-0156
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
- Arctic regions--Discovery and exploration
- Boston and Maine Railroad--Employees
- Fishing rods--Maine--Scarborough
- Fishing--Equipment and supplies
- MacMillan, Donald Baxter, 1874-1970
- Railroad employees--Maine--Scarborough
- Railroad station managers--Maine--Scarborough
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