Portrait of George B. Dorr, ca. 1915

Description

George B. Dorr was instrumental in the creation of Lafayette National Park - now known as Acadia National Park. He worked with Charles Eliot to obtain the land to be preserved and to gain national park status. He is considered by some as the "father of Acadia National Park."

Dorr was also responsible for changing the names of mountains and ponds on Mount Desert Island from the ones the original permanent settlers gave them to ones that he believed were more dignified.


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