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Jockey Cap, Fryeburg, 1940

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Jockey Cap, Fryeburg, 1940
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Description

Photograph of one of Fryeburg's famous landmarks. Located about 1/2 mile from the village of Fryeburg on Route 302 to Bridgton, Jockey Cap is 200' high (610' above sea level) with a 15 minute walking trail to the top.

Indians are said to have used it as a look-out and signal tower. A Pequawket indian woman, Molly Ockett, is said to have lived in the cave which is found on the trail leading to the summit.

North Pole explorer, and former Fryeburg resident, Admiral Robert E. Peary, made a drawing of the mountains seen from the top. In 1938 his wife and daughter erected a bronze monument on top of Jockey Cap depicting this drawing.

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