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Special Collector's Edition: The Acadia Issue
The history of how Mount Desert Island was transformed from an exclusive location for the wealthy to summer at, to having a national park within its borders, is featured in this article. Summer resident Charles W. Eliot championed the idea of the national park and appointed George Buckingham Dorr, a year round Mount Desert Island resident, to serve as the organizing committee's de facto head. Dorr was adept at fundraising, public relations, and was able to persuade the island's elite class to donate some of their land parcels in order to create the park.
Acadia National Park (Me.)--History, Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926
Miles, Kathryn, "Evolving Dorr" (2016). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 4550.