As a boy Frank E. Poland spent his summers at his ancestral home in Washington. He roamed the woods, swam in the lake, and learned much about nature. Later, as a schoolmaster in a large city, he wanted to give other boys the same delights he had enjoyed as a child. In1904, with the help of Walter Bentley, he brought 24 boys to his family home on Medomak Lake, and the Medomak Boys Camp was created.

Cheryl Swift
Washington Historical Society

Catalog Number LB2007.1.111041