Contributed by Baxter State Park
After catching an 8-pound trout on June 3rd, 1884, 7 year old Percival Baxter outlined his fish on a piece of birch bark and saved it.
Note - Trout are no longer considered part of the Salmo genus.
The Outline reads:
Speckled Trout (Salmo Fontinalis)
Weight: 8 lbs
Caught at Toothakers Cove
June 3rd, 1884 by
Percival Proctor Baxter
Aged seven years
This is a correct outline of the fish
Guide Jerry Ellis
Rang[e]ley City, ME
About This Item
- Title: Percival Baxter's birch bark fish outline, 1884
- Creator: Baxter, Percival Proctor
- Creation Date: 1884-06-03
- Subject Date: 1884-06-03
- Local Name: Cupsuptic Lake
- Town: Rangeley
- County: Franklin, Oxford
- State: ME
- Media: Birchbark
- Dimensions: 23 cm x 61 cm x .1 cm
- Collection: Baxter State Park Front Lobby
- Object Type: Physical Object
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64 Balsam Dr., Millinocket, ME 04467
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