Yesterday I published a column of hunting stories gathered from the Maine Woods, a newspaper published in the early 1900s. Historian Adam Fisher has left out a half dozen books loaded with copies of Maine Woods, at the State Library, for me to read and write about. If you missed it, my first column on this collection was published on March 14 and is still available in this blog.
Here is the third column in this series. On my second visit, I opened one of the books at random, to the November 20, 1903 edition of Maine Woods, where I found pages 6 and 7 loaded with outdoor stories, laws, and ads. Yesterday’s column includes some of the stories from those two pages. Here are a few more stories from that same issue.
Pleasant Island Camps
The present sportsmen at the camp are A.C. Holt, of Somerville, Mass., J.A. Gammons, Providence, R.I., Harry Tuttle, New York, H.B. Higginbotham, Philadelphia, and Dr. Chase of New York.