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Historic Hikers on Mountain

Group of hikers atop a mountain in the early 20th century.

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George B Dorr and Charles W Eliot

George B Dorr and Charles W Eliot.

H.W. Gleason

History of Acadia
Read more about the general history.
 
CCC boys on the trail

Civilian Conservation Corps building trails in Acadia.

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Civilian Conservation Corps
In a time of darkness, these young men built the trails to light. Learn more about the CCC.

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The Civilian Conservation Corps and the National Park Service by John C. Paige
Civilian Conservation Corps in Maine

 
Carriage Road

Two distinctive features of the carriage roads—the signpost and the coping stones—are present in this image.

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Historic Carriage Roads
Through hard work and dedication to detail, John D. Rockefeller Jr helped create and appreciate Acadia. Read more about the historic carriage roads.

 
Fire of 1947 Burned Area.

Fire of 1947 Burned Area.

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Fire of 1947
"The Year Maine Burned" forever changed the face of Mount Desert Island. Read more about the Fire of 1947.

 
Dorr and friends at Jordan Pond

George B Dorr and friends at Jordan Pond.

H.W. Gleason

Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations
Through the foresight of this group, the beautiful lands of Mount Desert Island were preserved, and formed into a national park. Read more about the Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations.

 
Shipwreck on Great Cranberry Island

Abandoned ship, Great Cranberry Island.

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Shipwrecks
The waters of Mount Desert Island are littered with shipwrecks. Read more about shipwrecks.

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