Subject: We Took To The Woods

Posted on: November 18 2008 @ 04:00 PM
By: Dave V

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A story about a family who took to the north woods of Maine back in the 30's . The book was published in 1942 The story took place around the Rangley Lake area. Its a story on the hardships of living in that area without the things we take for granted like power , warmth , food. and easy travel. The authur Louise Dickinson Rich tells her stroy with humor and enthuiasm. I found myself glued to the book as I read it. I recommend this book a very good read. Dave V



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Re: We Took To The Woods

Posted on: November 18 2008 @ 04:51 PM
By: LeeGoldsmith

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Dave

That story takes place on the Rapid River which comes out of Richardson Lake at Middle Dam.



The camp which is still there is on the north/west side of the river below Lower Dam (which is now gone) and Pond in the River. I have fished there many times and it is a magical place with beautiful wild Brook Trout and Salmon.






Lee


Re: We Took To The Woods

Posted on: November 18 2008 @ 05:22 PM
By: Dave V

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It is pretty cool for sure . They were some tough folks for sure. They talk about the river allot and about the logging days where they would send the timber down river. They go over their lives during winter and how they adapt to survive. They also talk about tying flies and fly fishing . I love how they talk about city folk . She also talks about how her son was born. with no docs around in the middle of winter.. I had to laugh about the trips to the out house during minus zero weather. I think its awesome how she said she would never trade it in even if they were to come across money. . They mention the Carrie Rd in the book allot. I would have to say that is Carrie Stevens the world famous New England streamer tier although they never mention her . Just my guess.

PS nice photo Lee. I have seen that dam in the moive the One.


Re: We Took To The Woods

Posted on: November 18 2008 @ 06:10 PM
By: Mike

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Thanks for the info Dave I'll get the Mrs to find me a copy at the library or somewhere Wink


Re: We Took To The Woods

Posted on: November 20 2008 @ 12:29 PM
By: Fish Carva

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If you guys liked this book you'll like this one. "Richardson Lakes Jewels in the Rangeley Chain" Talks more about the history of the entire area. Lot's of interesting characters. I'm just a little biased on this one because my grandfather is mentioned in it. He worked as a guide and fire warden in the area in the 20 and 30's He knew all the folks, Louise, Carrie, etc.

I think Amazon might have it
Richardson Lakes - Jewels in the Rangeley Chain


Paul-


I edited this so users can just click the link to go to the Amazon Site. (Lee)


Re: We Took To The Woods

Posted on: November 20 2008 @ 12:31 PM
By: Fish Carva

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Uh...Oh I just looked at the Amazon link and those paper backs are $98 bucks. It must be out of print.


Re: We Took To The Woods

Posted on: November 20 2008 @ 07:58 PM
By: Dave V

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Thanks Paul I did some research and found it for $29.00 when I did a google search , Now I have to figure out how to order it. Dave V


Re: We Took To The Woods

Posted on: November 20 2008 @ 08:25 PM
By: stephen

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Try Abe Books....Prices start out at $2.00 used.(Referring to
the book by Rich)...The Rangley lakes book at Abes is pricey as well.


Re: We Took To The Woods

Posted on: November 21 2008 @ 12:58 PM
By: Dave V

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Stephen is it because they are out of print ?


Re: We Took To The Woods

Posted on: November 21 2008 @ 10:10 PM
By: Dave V

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Quote by: Dave+V

Stephen is it because they are out of print ?





Hey I found a 1996 hard copy for just around $200.00 bucks. That must be an awesome book for that price. Dave V


We Took To The Woods

Posted on: November 24 2017 @ 10:22 AM
By: LeeWilder

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Quote by: Dave V

Quote by: Dave+V

Stephen is it because they are out of print ?

Hey I found a 1996 hard copy for just around $200.00 bucks. That must be an awesome book for that price. Dave V

Oh, so it may be at a lower price by now. Smile


We Took To The Woods

Posted on: December 18 2017 @ 06:47 PM
By: Dave V

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I'm still waiting for the reprint lol. 


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