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Category: Recreation & Leisure, Outdoor Life

Historical Items

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Item 8730

Group at dock, Waterford, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Waterford Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Waterford Media: Photographic print

Item 11269

Mr. Wells, Maine woods, 1900

Contributed by: Baxter State Park Date: circa 1900 Media: Photographic print

Item 11275

Charles A. Cary and Austin Cary, 1906

Contributed by: Baxter State Park Date: 1906 Media: Photographic print

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.

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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.

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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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Maine Forest Service

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L.L. Bean Corporate Archives

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Norcross Heritage Trust

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My Maine Stories

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Story

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

Story

Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast

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

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