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    A sign with a quote by Hermann Hagedorn greets every person who hikes to Bible Point, a 27-acre property near the south end of Mattawamkeag Lake, at the confluence of the West Branch of the Mattawamkeag River and First Brook, where Teddy Roosevelt would hike, fish, and read the Bible.

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    Gary Priest, who witnessed President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s visit to the Rangeley region in the 1950s, shares some related images with Bill Pierce, executive director of the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum in Oquossoc.

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    A view of Bible Point, where Teddy Roosevelt would hike, fish, and read the Bible.

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    Julie McPherson, assistant regional manager of the Department of Conservation, reads a business card as Mike Leighton flips through the King James Bible at Bible Point. Visitors to the park often leave spare change, business cards or mark certain verses.

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    Pierce has helped curate an exhibit about President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s fishing connection to the Rangeley area.

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    A painting created by President Dwight D. Eisenhower of his Rangeley area fishing guide Don Cameron, and a letter Eisenhower wrote to Cameron, hang in a exhibit about the former president's 1950s fishing trip to the region.

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    A video showing President Eisenhower holding a fish he caught in the Rangeley area with guide Don Cameron plays as part of the exhibit.

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    Ever-changing logging roads and poorly marked signage can make travel to Bible Point, near Island Falls, difficult.

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