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In 1859, William Billinghurst manufactured what many to consider to be the first American-patented flyfishing reel. The brass reels were designed

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THE LOCATION OF THIS IMAGE, the photographer, and the year in which it was taken are unknown. Based on other identified photographs from the war, however, it’s a good guess it’s an Eastern Theater scene, and in a semi-permanent location for the Union
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