Cornelia Thurza Crosby

Fly Rod Crosby (on the porch) pictured with President Theodore Rosevelt - courtesy of Roger Lambert

Fly Rod Crosby (on the porch) pictured with President Theodore Roosevelt – courtesy of Roger Lambert

Cornelia “Fly Rod” Crosby lived in Phillips, is buried in Strong, plied her trade in the Rangeley Lakes region, and helped construct a chapel in Oquossoc. She was the first person to market this part of the Maine Woods for 19th & early 20th century tourists. Fly Rod was not only an avid sportswoman, but also an early proponent of bag limits and conservation of the resources which made the Rangeley Lakes Region a destination for hunting and fishing.

To read more about her life and times, please visit the Strong Historical Society web page.

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