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Catch O' the Day: 1905

Catch O' the Day: 1905

Circa 1905. "Lower St. Regis Lake, Paul Smith's Hotel, Adirondack Mountains, N.Y." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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Prize rifle

It would appear to be a Model 94 Winchester. The action appears to be longer than a Model 92. Who knows, the hunter may have been using one of those newly minted .30 WCF's, AKA a .30-30.


Is that a '92 Winchester?

One of the first

One of the first Inns in the Adirondack mountains. Three presidents (Cleveland, Roosevelt, Coolidge) stayed there as well as PT Barnum and many other celebrities.

As with many of these fine old buildings, it succumbed to fire in 1930.

You knew what was going to happen

According to Wikipedia, "Smith died in 1912, but the hotel continued under his son, Phelps, until it burned down in 1930."

A sport that never really caught on

Deer Fishing.

Oh Deer College

Now Paul Smith's College, very much in tune with the nature of Adirondack Park.

The Buck Stops Here

Odd place to pose with that THAT trophy.

[Unless the canoe provided the transport to and from the hunt. -tterrace]

Good point!

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