Carl Schilling's cabin, Byron, ca. 1970

Contributed by Byron Historical Society


In this photograph Carl Shilling stands in front of his cabin, which was located on the East Branch of the Swift River from the 1940s through 1977 when it burned down. Shilling was a German immigrant and gold prospector who lived a hermit's life in Byron. Carl lived off the land growing many vegetables; Swiss Chard is seen in his kitchen garden here.

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  • Title: Carl Schilling's cabin, Byron, ca. 1970
  • Creation Date: circa 1970
  • Subject Date: circa 1970
  • Local Name: Swift River
  • Town: Byron
  • County: Oxford
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 9 cm x 12.5 cm
  • Collection: Byron Historical Society
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Byron Historical Society
64 East Branch Road, Byron, ME 04275
(207) 364-7446

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