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Cornelia "Fly Rod" Crosby

Cornelia "Fly Rod" Crosby, the well-known Maine outdoorswoman, caused a sensation at the New York Sportsmen's Show in 1895. It wasn't just her skill at fly-casting or the log cabin Crosby built herself that attracted stares; it was her outdoors outfit, designed in Paris, which included a scandalous deerskin skirt that showed several inches of ankle and calf. (Sources: Women of Maine, by Lee Agger. Portland: Guy Gannett Publishing Company, 1982; and "First Lady of the Maine Woods," by Thomas A. Verde, Down East magazine, August 1998. Camden: Down East Enterprise; Fly Rod Crosby: The Woman Who Marketed Maine)


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