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For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.
In 1857, when Daniel Cough left Amoy Island, China, as a stowaway on a sailing ship from Mt. Desert Island he was on his way into history as the first Chinese person to make his home in Maine. He was soon followed by a cigar maker and a tea merchant who settled in Portland and then by many more Chinese men who spread all over Maine working mostly as laundrymen.
Immigration is one of the most debated topics in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.
Arriving in Bar Harbor Bar Harbor steamboat landing, ca. 1885Item Contributed byMaine Historic Preservation Commission Arriving at the Bar…
… Harbor: Building of Arts Building of Arts, Bar Harbor, ca. 1930 Building of Arts, Bar HarborItem Contributed byJesup Memorial Library The…
In 1968, the schools were united in a consolidated Mount Desert Island High School. The old loyalties did not disappear right away, but in time, the…