Acadia's Founding Father

Acadia's Founding Father (HM20G4)

Location: Bar Harbor, ME 04609 Hancock County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 21.72', W 68° 12.48'

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Acadia National Park

George B. Dorr, a gentleman scholar and lover of nature, devoted most of his adult life to the creation, maintenance, and expansion of Acadia National Park. The son of affluent Bostonians, Dorr first visited Mount Desert Island in 1868 and later decided to make it his primary home. He envisioned the Sieur de Monts property as a managed landscape and the "foundation stones on which the future Park was built." He named the spring in honor of a French nobleman who led an expedition to this coastal region in the early 1600s. Besides donating his Sieur de Monts and "Old Farm" properties to the park, Dorr spent most of his inheritance to create the Acadia you enjoy today.
" . . . This spring was truly a magnificent one . . . wonderfully placed, with the mountains rising steeply up beside it, contrasting with the Great and Little Meadow lands on either side. "George B. Dorr, 1942
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HM NumberHM20G4
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at 7:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 563110 N 4912385
Decimal Degrees44.36200000, -68.20800000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 21.72', W 68° 12.48'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 21' 43.2" N, 68° 12' 28.8" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Suier de Monts Rd, Bar Harbor ME 04609, US
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