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Maiden Cliff, Mt. Megunticook, 1941

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MMN Item 6924 Item Details
Maiden Cliff, Mt. Megunticook, 1941
MMN Item 6924 Zoom

Description

Caption on the back of photograph: "Camden, Maine. Subject: Cross on Maiden's Cliff, Mt. Megunticook, where girl lost her life nearly 100 years ago. Date: May 19, 1941. Photographer: Betty Foxwell."

On May 7, 1864, Elenora French of Lincolnville accompanied her older sister and some of her sister's friends to the top of Mt. Megunticook, where she fell to her death. A few years later a cross was erected on the site, and one has been maintained there ever since.

The cross in this picture, erected in 1924, was the third one to grace Maiden Cliff. It was made out of hard pine and stood 30-feet tall.

It was replaced in 1980 after a winter storm blew it down. The cross overlooks Megunticook Lake.

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