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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Cottagers

… cottagers and visitors who were inclined toward nature and artistic or intellectual pursuits. Overall, their homes and hotels were less extravagant…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Inns

… Off-season, Ted worked in the woods and turned natural materials into items to sell: “My dad used to do quillwork when I was a boy – and I always…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Beginnings

… traditional knowledge, language, and other natural sciences create a picture of Wabanaki life here before the arrival of Europeans.

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Historic Hallowell - Disasters - Natural and Man-made

Disasters - Natural and Man-made History lesson X For Hallowell, adversity has come in many forms: freshets, fires, tornadoes and even train…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - …next came the artists and rusticators.

… art idealized the beauty and grandeur of the natural wilderness. Cole inspired other famous artists to follow in his wake—including Frederic Edwin…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Twentieth-Century Community Life

… for what was called "amusements of a wholesome nature." Gambling, strong drink and profanity were prohibited.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Rusticators on the Rise

… Library Yet for all the joys and solace of nature, some wanted more. The call of the wild was one thing, but what about the tug of social preening…

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Historic Hallowell - Natural Resource to Finished Product

Natural Resource to Finished Product Hallowell Granite Works stone yard, Hallowell, ca. 1895Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library A site…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - They Should Have Constructed Their Buildings On Wheels

… Constructed Their Buildings On Wheels Land and Natural Resource Use and Development Patterns of the Savage Family in Northeast Harbor Through…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Indians & Rusticators Indian Encampment Album

… life and stories, along with scenes from the natural world, were popular at the turn of the century.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - A Short History of Mount Desert Island

… been seen as a place of abundant resources and natural beauty, where hardy people worked together to carve life and a community out of the rugged…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Development of an Island-wide Identity

Mount Desert Island has long been known for its natural beauty, the resilience of its native people, and the contributions of those who have made it…