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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Rustication

Rustication Steamship "Mount Desert," leaving Southwest Harbor, ca. 1900 In the 19th and early 20th centuries, steamship was the preferred…

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

Northeast Harbor: Rustic to Rusticators Northeast Harbor Fleet Race, ca. 1930Item Contributed byGreat Harbor Maritime Museum In 1761, Abraham…

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Blue Hill, Maine - In Search of the Rustic Life

The word rusticator is derived from the word rustic, which relates to country living. Rusticators wanted to live simpler lives, though they enjoyed…

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

In time these rusticators bought land of their own and built large homes around the island. There were many well known individuals, including George…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Activities for Rusticators

Activities for Rusticators Climbing Newport (Champlain) Mountain, 1886Item Contributed byAbbe Museum Bar Harbor comes as near affording…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Rusticators on the Rise

Rusticators on the Rise Dr. Robert on Duck Brook, Bar Harbor, ca. 1920Item Contributed byAbbe Museum At first they came solely for scenery and…

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

…next came the artists and rusticators. Thomas Cole’s View across Frenchman’s Bay from Mount Desert Island after a Squall, 1845. Oil on canvas.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Indians & Rusticators: Wabanakis & Summer Visitors on Mount Desert Island 1840s-1920s

Indians & Rusticators: Wabanakis & Summer Visitors on Mount Desert Island 1840s-1920s Adapted from an exhibit at the Abbe Museum ; narrative text by…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Rustic furniture, Bangor, 1865

Rustic furniture, Bangor, 1865 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin (1823-1904) of…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Design for rustic fence, gate, Bangor, 1867

Design for rustic fence, gate, Bangor, 1867 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description In one of five…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Buggy Ride to South Blue Hill, 1907

… by Blue Hill Public Library Description Rusticators on a summer ride to South Blue Hill in 1907.

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

… still show the stones of these early settlers, often with an epitaph that recognizes their status as a veteran of war. Rusticators come to MDI

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Original Mount Desert Island Pilot Project (2006)

Northeast Harbor: From Rustic to Rusticators By: Willie Granston The Granite Industry By: Mark Puglisi's Class Bar Harbor: Building of Arts By: Josh…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Learn More

… Island Domain Indians in Eden: Wabanakis and Rusticators on Maine's Mount Desert Island, 1840s-1920s, by Bunny McBride and Harald E.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Cottagers

… Desert Island’s visitor count rose, many wealthy rusticators opted for greater luxury and privacy and built their own summer “cottages.” By 1890…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Indian Encampment

… byMaine Historic Preservation Commission Rusticators were curious about the Passamaquoddy and Penobscot families who encamped every summer at Bar…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Arriving in Bar Harbor

… Commission Arriving at the Bar Harbor wharf, rusticators found the place “alive with vehicles and tooters for the hotels, who swept them up in…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Charles K. Savage (1903-1979): The View from Asticou - Page 2 of 6

… educated, intellectually curious and wealthy “rusticators” with a deep and abiding interest in the natural beauty of the island.

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Blue Hill, Maine - A New Look at an Old Painting

… magnificent sea views for the newly arrived rusticators. Blue Hill Landscape, 2009 X By 2009, a new generation of trees, along with many new…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Guiding Services for Sport Hunters

… in the “fine art of paddling.” Most members this rusticators’ club aspired to having their own Indian-made paddle and birchbark canoe, and many…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Early Performance

… more about this era check out the Indians and Rusticators exhibit here. Or visit the Abbe Museum, located in downtown Bar Harbor.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Granite and Ice Industries

… was coming into its own, another started to flourish -- tourism. Though less substantial than stone, it proved more enduring. Rustication

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

They made beautiful baskets and did beautiful bead work.” ...next came the artists and rusticators.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Harbor Cottage, The Old Ell (“Mame’s House”), and the Big Barn

So-called Rusticators -- artists, wealthy educators, clergy, and later industrialists from these cities -- were seeking an escape to unspoiled nature…