Famous New England gravesites
Cornelia Fly Rod Crosby(b. Nov. 10, 1854, d. Nov. 11, 1946)
Claim to fame: An avid sportswoman and Maines first licensed guide
Buried: New Sharon Village Cemetery, New Sharon, Maine
Known as the "First lady of the Maine Woods," Cornelia "Fly Rod" Crosby did it all. An avid sportswoman, she was also a writer with a nationally syndicated column called "Fly Rod's Notebook," the first licensed guide in Maine, and the first Maine woman to shoot a caribou. In 1895, Crosby impressed the crowds at the Sportsmen Show at Madison Square Garden with her outdoor skills, including a showing of her fly fishing abilities. The appearance attracted many tourists to Maine.