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Historical Items

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Mystery Corner Item

Item 33664

Lewis Litchfield, Scarborough, ca. 1958

Mystery Corner Item Who is with Lewis Litchfield?

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1958 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print

Item 1020

Ragged Lake, 1887

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1887 Media: Cabinet photograph

Item 5869

Brook trout from the Old Camp spring, 1895

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1895 Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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John Dunn, 19th Century Sportsman

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.


Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - The Porter Family

It was made out of bamboo and weighed five ounces. In 1895, she went to an outdoor exhibition. When she arrived home she wrote a magazine column and…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - People Who Called Scarborough Home - Page 1 of 4

People said to have had a Litchfield fishing rod were Henry Ford, William R. Hearst and the Duchess of Windsor.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Other Recreation

The bamboo was really weak so it kept breaking, and people had to buy another pole. Some people made their own simple poles out of an alder branch.