Trapper with Pelts, Waterford, ca. 1910

Contributed by Waterford Historical Society


A trapper posed in front of a variety of fur pelts along a wall.

The fur business in Waterford started with a few dozen pelts brought in to the area by trappers. It quickly grew to a few hundred pelts a year and by 1952 the number of pelt being brought in to Waterford by trappers annually reached into the thousands. The pelts were obtained from Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, and parts of Massachusetts each year. The first fur building in Waterford was built in 1942.

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  • Title: Trapper with Pelts, Waterford, ca. 1910
  • Creator: Fred H. Johnson
  • Creation Date: circa 1910
  • Subject Date: circa 1910
  • Location: Waterford, Oxford County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 8 cm x 13 cm
  • Collection: Johnson Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Waterford Historical Society
PO Box 201, Waterford, ME 04088
(207) 583-6174

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