Keywords: Monument Park
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.
Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.
Although not everyone in town supported the war effort, more than 200 Pittsfield men served in Civil War regiments. Several reminders of their service remain in the town.
The government first made it a National Monument. In 1919 it became Lafayette National Park, the first east of the Mississippi.
… he began in 1864 that subscriptions paid for the monument, which had been planned for Central Park. Martin wrote, "its dimentions are inferior to…