Image from page 126 of “Men I have fished with; sketches of characters and incidents with rod and gun, from childhood to manhood, from the killing of little fishes and birds to a buffalo hunt” (1897) Image by Internet Archive Book Images Identifier: menihavefishedwi00math Title: Men I have fished with; sketches of characters and incidents
Image from page 126 of “Men I have fished with; sketches of characters and incidents with rod and gun, from childhood to manhood, from the killing of little fishes and birds to a buffalo hunt” (1897)
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Text Appearing Before Image: stocking of the HudsonRiver with salmon, Ira organized the Eastern New YorkFish and Game Protective Association, which still exists.Under date of November 18, 1885, he wrote me: I haveset on foot a plan for forming a club or society, to be com-posed of the best men in this city (Albany), to care for thesalmon which you have planted in the Hudson, and alsoto protect all other fish and game in this region. In this imperfect sketch I have been greatly assistedby Mr. William Allen Butler, of Syracuse, N. Y., in gath-ering facts concerning Iras life in that city. He tells methat Captain Wood came of good old New Englandstock, being a descendant of Dr. Samuel Wood, whocame from England in 1684, and was one of the first set-tlers of Danbury, Conn., in 1696. His mother was aBreed, and her father, with three brothers and their father,fought in the battle of Bunker Hill on their own farm;their ancestor, Allan Breed, having emigrated from Eng-land in 1630 with Governor Winthrop and the Puritans.
Text Appearing After Image: IRA WOOD. CAPTAIN IRA WOOD. 113 As a boy, Mr. Butler was one of Iras pupils in fly-casting,and speaks with great enthusiasm of his teacher when herelates their trips to the Adirondacks. About a week before his death Captain Wood openeda store in Albany, at 15 Green Street, for the sale of fish-ing tackle and general sporting goods, with every pros-pect of success. Cut down by the reaper before he wasfully ripe, those whose good fortune it was to know himintimately can say with Marc Antony: His life was gentle; and the elementsSo mixd in him that Nature might stand upAnd say to all the world, This was a man! ** GENERAL MARTIN MILLER. SKATING, ICE-BOATING AND CAMP COOKERY. WITH clothing torn and bloody, his face bruisedand cut, one eye blackened and swollen shut,Mat Miller came down the main street inGreenbush one day. Beside him walked a giant negro,like Eugene Aram, with gyves upon his wrists, and ina condition like Mats as to face and clothing. This sightso impressed me that it alway
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