Keywords: John Dunn
John Warner Grigg Dunn was an accomplished amateur photographer, hunter, fisherman and lover of nature. On his trips to Ragged Lake and environs, he became an early innovator among amateur wildlife photographers. His photography left us with a unique record of the Moosehead Lake region in the late nineteenth century.
Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.
Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.
Thomas W. Dunn, John Elliot and George Elliot built ships under the name of E. Walsh and Co., following which the firm of T. W. Dunn & Co.
… Boynton’s, Foster’s, Green’s, O’Brien’s, and Dunn and Elliot’s Wharf) on Wadsworth Street had become the main wharf for mooring vessels in town.
There was a gristmill and a blacksmith shop. Dunn's Corner was active until around 1943, when the store closed and the railroad no longer made stops…