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Baxter State Park

Percival Baxter's birch bark fish outline, 1884

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Percival Baxter's birch bark fish outline, 1884
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After catching an 8-pound trout on June 3rd, 1884, 7 year old Percival Baxter outlined his fish on a piece of birch bark and saved it.

Note - Trout are no longer considered part of the Salmo genus.
The Outline reads:
Speckled Trout (Salmo Fontinalis)
Weight: 8 lbs
Caught at Toothakers Cove
Cupsuptic Lake
June 3rd, 1884 by
Percival Proctor Baxter
Aged seven years
This is a correct outline of the fish
Guide Jerry Ellis
Rang[e]ley City, ME

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