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Historical Items

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Item 57195

A few trout from Valley Brook, Strong, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Strong Media: Glass Negative

Item 74455

Trout Brook, Gray, 1913

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1913-08-23 Location: North Gray Media: Photographic print

Item 8538

Trout Brook Farm, Piscataquis County, 1915

Contributed by: Patten Lumbermen's Museum Date: 1915 Media: Photographic print


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Raising Fish

Mainers began propagating fish to stock ponds and lakes in the mid 19th century. The state got into the business in the latter part of the century, first concentrating on Atlantic salmon, then moving into raising other species for stocking rivers, lakes, and ponds.


Farm-yard Frames

Throughout New England, barns attached to houses are fairly common. Why were the buildings connected? What did farmers or families gain by doing this? The phenomenon was captured in the words of a children's song, "Big house, little house, back house, barn," (Thomas C. Hubka <em>Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn, the Connected Farm Buildings of New England,</em> University Press of New England, 1984.)


Umbazooksus & Beyond

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.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Valley Brook, a tributary of Sandy River, was easily accessible to the townspeople and supplied many a skillet with brook trout.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… Winthrop Guild (1866-1958) take out a stringer of trout from a local brook. Harry, the son of James H.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Porter Lake

… Lake are the landlocked salmon and lake trout, brook trout, rainbow smelt, smallmouth bass, white perch, yellow perch, chain pickerel, minnows…

My Maine Stories

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How Mom caught Dad
by Jane E. Woodman

How Ruth and Piney met in Wilton and started a life together


Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by
by Randy Randall

Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.