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Steve Smith

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Fly Rod Crosby
« on: February 21, 2013, 11:59:18 PM »
"Fly Rod Crosby—The Woman Who Marketed Maine" is an interesting and beautifully illustrated book about Maine's first registered fishing guide and a tireless promoter of Maine as a fisherman's and hunter's paradise. She was born in Phillips on November 10, 1854 and died in Lewiston on Armistice Day, November 11, 1946, age 92 years, one day.

Page 177 has a panoramic, posed photo of a narrow-gauge 0-4-0T locomotive, two coaches and a baggage car, labeled "Baby Train" Rangeley. On the facing page are two pieces written by Fly Rod, who was as skilled at journalism as she was at fly casting. I've copied the one I thought would be especially appealing to users of the Forum:

"At Farmington on a side track a car was waiting for our company and they were much amused to think so small an engine and such little cars could "amount to anything." But before they had made all the crooks and turns and been up and down the hills to Rangeley they decided the baby railroad was 'something wonderful.' "

"Fly Rod at the Boys' Camp"
Phillips Phonograph, July 27, 1894