Loading deer on the train at Strong station, ca. 1915

Contributed by Strong Historical Society

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Loading deer on the train at Strong station, ca. 1915

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Description

Hunting enthusiasts, locally referred to as "sports", traveled from as far as New York to experience the thrill of the hunt. The Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad provided a rail connection to hunting areas in northern Franklin County. It was common during hunting season to see "sports" loading their trophies onto the train at the station in Strong for their return home.

Frank L. Dyer (1854-1932), the station agent at Strong, is seen in this image (far right foreground).

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About This Item

  • Title: Loading deer on the train at Strong station, ca. 1915
  • Creation Date: circa 1915
  • Subject Date: circa 1915
  • Town: Strong
  • County: Franklin
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: ED.01.066.033a
  • Object Type: Image

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Strong Historical Society
PO Box 133, Strong, ME 04983
(207) 684-3613
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