A black and white photograph of Boston Post's Sports Editor, Doc Almy, shaking the hand of Maine outdoorsman Charley Miller. A handwritten caption on the back reads, "After my showshoe trip into Boston." Autographed, "Doc Almy, Boston Post, With luck to Charley Miller, Mar. 21 / 36."
A Biddeford Daily Journal article from from January 29, 1936, indicates that Miller snowshoed from Bangor, Maine to Boston, Massachusetts to bring a message about the high quality of Maine furs. The trip was sponsored by Scott Furriers, Inc. The article mentions that the morning's temperature had been 10 below zero and at that point, Miller had traveled 139 miles between Bangor and Biddeford in six days (p.5).
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MS 348, Charley Miller Papers
Miller family, snowshoeing, snowshoes, sports, Maine, guides, Boston Post