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Item 15288

Town of Eden vault door, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Bar Harbor Fire Department Date: circa 1900 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Metal

Item 19395

Grange application, Eden, 1905

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1905 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Ink on paper

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Item 19200

School House, West Eden, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1920 Location: West Eden; Town Hill Media: Postcard


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Designing Acadia

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.


Chinese in Maine

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.


Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.

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

Hoping that the “cool waters of Eden” might invigorate body and soul, vacationers, referred to as rusticators, soon followed the artists.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Learn More

… online at: Asticou's Island Domain Indians in Eden: Wabanakis and Rusticators on Maine's Mount Desert Island, 1840s-1920s, by Bunny McBride and…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Rusticators come to MDI

… and buildings, such as the Building of Arts, in Eden. They were instrumental with the development of Lafayette Park, now known as Acadia National…