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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Wartime on Mt. Desert Island

Wartime on Mt. Desert Island Wartime did not pass MDI by. Many of the local men fought in the Revolutionary War and MDI continued to be represented…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Economy on Mt. Desert Island

Economy on Mt. Desert Island Mt. Desert Island was also being recognized as a prime location for businesses.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Early Years on Mt. Desert Island

Early Years on Mt. Desert Island Higgins Saw Mill, Somesville, 1890 Higgins Saw Mill which is believed to have been located in Somesville.Item…

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Mt. Desert Island Hospital

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Northeast Harbor: Rustic to Rusticators

Desert became official, encompassing all of Mt. Desert Island, the Cranberry Isles, Bartlett's Island, Robertson's Island and Beech Island.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - More Permanent Settlers Arrive

… of Lincoln and the state of Massachusetts on February 16, 1789. Thirty men signed the oath of allegiance. Early Years on Mt. Desert Island

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Green Mountain Railroad By: Spenser Simis

Desert Island, ca. 1885 Item 21316 infoAcadia National Park The next day a tent was erected on the lawn and meals were served just two days later.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Northeast Harbor: From Rustic to Rusticators

Desert Island, ca.1900 Item 21186 infoGreat Harbor Maritime Museum Beginning in the 1840's, artists began arriving at Northeast Harbor to enjoy…

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

Desert Island. Artists, including Frederick Church, came to the island to visit, and took away beautiful images of places on MDI.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - …then came the settlers…

In 1761, Somes built his Mt. Desert homestead between the freshwater pond and the fjord which now carry his name.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Green Mountain Railroad By: Spenser Simis

Desert Island, 1885 Item 21319 infoAcadia National Park On May 24th, a slightly battered Wauwinet arrived at Eagle Lake, having successfully…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Green Mountain Railroad By: Spenser Simis

Desert Island, ca. 1885 Item 21317 infoAcadia National Park On April 29, 1883 the foundation work began on the Summit House.