- Item 20293 - Graves of Baxter animals, Mackworth Island, 1953
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- Item 20293
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The gravesite of the beloved dogs and horse of Maine Gov. Percival Baxter on Mackworth Island.Show Details
Mackworth Island is the former home of James Phinney Baxter and of his son, Percival, who deeded it to the State of Maine in 1943. Baxter arranged to have his animals' gravesites preserved forever.
Mackworth Island later became the site of the Gov. Baxter School for the Deaf.