"Dianas Of Our Day"

Lest you think that Amanda Switzer or Lori Ann Murphy had no inspiration, women in Maine around the turn of the 20th century didn’t think twice about donning bearskin stoles and grabbing canoe paddles, if this article in the Bangor Daily News is any indication. One of those early outdoors icons was Cornelia Crosby. “Fly Rod, as she signed her newspaper columns, was a crack shot, a skilled woodswoman and a great promoter of hunting and fishing in the Pine Tree State. She was even a friend of Annie Oakley, the most famous shot in the world.”

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