Elizabeth Oakes Smith account of climbing Katahdin, 1849

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Elizabeth Oakes Smith, a Maine native and noted lecturer and writer, wrote a four-part account of her August 1849 trip to Katahdin. She is reportedly the first woman to climb the mountain.

The account appeared in the Portland Daily Advertiser on September 12, September 15, September 26, and October 8, 1849. Each installment was on page 2 of the newspaper.

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  • Title: Elizabeth Oakes Smith account of climbing Katahdin, 1849
  • Creator: Smith, Elizabeth Oakes
  • Creation Date: 1849-09-12
  • Subject Date: 1849-09-12
  • County: Piscataquis
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Portland Daily Advertiser, 26, July-December 1849
  • Object Type: Text

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