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The Waterfront of Otter Creek: A Community Oral History

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Date: August 28, 2012

The Waterfront of Otter Creek: A Community Oral History

Mount Desert, ME - On Monday, September 10, at 7 p.m. at the Aid Society of Otter Creek Hall, Route 3 in Otter Creek, Dr. Douglas Deur will present some of his research findings regarding the history of the Otter Creek Cove area. Dr. Deur is Associate Research Professor in Anthropology at Portland State University, Oregon, and Senior Research Scientist for the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit at the University of Washington. He has conducted research in national parks from Alaska to Maine to the Mexican border.

The project for the National Park Service at Acadia National Park addressed the history of the community of Otter Creek and its historical connections with the Otter Creek cove waterfront in Acadia National Park.Dr. Deur documented 180 years of history of the community and its interactions with the landscape of the Otter Creek cove waterfront.Several community members participated in oral history interviews to record the enduring connections between the cove and the community.

The program is free and open to the public.For more information contact:Rebecca Cole-Will, e-mail us, 207-288-8728.

About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 395 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

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