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Special Collector's Edition: The Acadia Issue
The author recounts his earliest memory, that of the fire that burned nearly 18,000 acres on Mount Desert Island, including 9,000 acres within the park, on October 23, 1947.
Mount Desert Island (Me.)--History
Tapley, Lance, "Fire Escape" (2016). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 4552.