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Category: Recreation & Leisure, Outdoor Life, Camping

Historical Items

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Item 1034

Moosehead Lake, 1895

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

Item 1035

Camp at Russell Pond, August 24, 1888

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1888-08-24 Media: Cabinet photograph

Item 11273

At campsite, near Millinocket, ca. 1900

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

Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.

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