Acadia National Park holds one of the most unique features of any national park. Within Acadia's boundaries are 45 miles of carriage roads, a generous gift to the American people from John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Rockefeller's determination to preserve extraordinary scenery and the horse and carriage lifestyle, combined with his love of road-building, resulted in a carriage road system ﬂanked by sweeping panoramas and intimate views of Acadia.
Researching for a school project brought back a memory of family connection.
My grandfather's brother William "Billy" Tapley operated Wild Wood Stables for 20 years. My aunts and uncles are always talking about working there back in the day. I am excited to use this national park as a thematic lesson plan that actually relates back to my family history.