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Historical Items

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Item 28841

Portrait of Cornelia "Fly Rod" Crosby, 1894

Contributed by: Maine State Museum Date: 1894 Media: Photographic print

Item 15315

Cornelia Crosby, Moosehead Lake, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Media: Lantern slide

Item 59538

Richardson family, ca. 1896

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society Date: circa 1896 Media: Glass Negative

Online Exhibits

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Hunting Season

Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.


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 - "Fly Rod" Crosby - Page 1 of 3

"… Godsoe Return to Online Exhibits Cornelia "Fly Rod" Crosby (1854-1946)Maine State Museum Cornelia “Fly Rod” Crosby (1854-1946) was not only a…"

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - "Fly Rod" Crosby - Page 2 of 3

""Fly Rod" Crosby Jeremy Porter home, Strong, ca. 1880Strong Historical Society Fly Rod's mother was a Porter, and through her she was…"

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - "Fly Rod" Crosby - Page 3 of 3

""Fly Rod" Crosby Fannie Brackley and doe, ca. 1937 Crosby served as a role model for young women interested in the outdoors."

My Maine Stories

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Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman