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Baxter State Park and the Allagash River
by Frank H. Sleeper


Overview - Baxter State Park and the Allagash River covers two spectacular areas in the northern Maine woods. Baxter State Park, with more than 200,000 acres, is the largest park in the country purchased by one individual, former governor Percival P.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Baxter State Park and the Allagash River covers two spectacular areas in the northern Maine woods. Baxter State Park, with more than 200,000 acres, is the largest park in the country purchased by one individual, former governor Percival P. Baxter. The park includes Mount Katahdin, the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail and the highest peak in Maine. Breathtaking photographs portray the scenic Allagash River, which was designated a wilderness waterway in 1966 by the Maine legislature. It was the first state-managed river area in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System in 1970. Included in this volume are stereoscopic photographs of Mount Katahdin from the early 1870s. This mountain, sacred to the Native Americans, has an atmosphere that is masterfully conveyed in the extraordinary photographs used in this history. The Allagash River is portrayed as it was before the wilderness waterway was created. Baxter State Park and the Allagash River chronicles the progression of the river and park from lumbering, hunting, and fishing to its eventual preservation and tourism.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780738509938
  • ISBN-10: 0738509930
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
  • Publish Date: April 2002
  • Page Count: 128
  • Dimensions: 9.34 x 6.62 x 0.34 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds

Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)

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