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Item 148315

Aaron de Long, Cap Gaspé, Québec, Canada, 2000

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 2000 Media: Photographic print

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Item 148306

Kelly’s Bridge, border of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, 2016

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 2016 Media: Photographic print

Item 148308

Waterfall on Devil’s Bite trail, Newfoundland, Canada, 2009

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 2009 Location: Parson's Pond Media: Digital image

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Building the International Appalachian Trail

Wildlife biologist Richard Anderson first proposed the International Appalachian Trail (IAT) in 1993. The IAT is a long-distance hiking trail along the modern-day Appalachian, Caledonian, and Atlas Mountain ranges, geological descendants of the ancient Central Pangean Mountains. Today, the IAT stretches from the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine, through portions of Canada, Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, and Europe, and into northern Africa.