Keywords: bamboo fishing rods
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Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
Date: circa 1958
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1887
Media: Cabinet photograph
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.
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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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…
People said to have had a Litchfield fishing rod were Henry Ford, William R. Hearst and the Duchess of Windsor.
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.