Title

Acadia's historic carriage roads are the legacy of John D. Rockefeller Jr.'s vis

Authors

Andrew Vietze

Source

Down East

Date

8-1-2010

Pages

70-75, 100-102

Abstract

Acadia's historic carriage roads are the legacy of John D. Rockefeller Jr.'s visionary plan, which he started in 1911. Rockefeller, who had a love of the outdoors and a dislike for cars, resigned from his father's Standard Oil Company and embarked on a life of philanthropy. He and his wife Abby bought a home in Seal Harbor and began acquiring land around it. He started working with a conservation group, and by 1940, had built the last of the carriage roads. Rockefeller gave to what is now Acadia National Park a third of its land and built some 45 miles of roads and sixteen historic bridges within it.

Subjects

Acadia National Park

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