John D. Rockefeller Jr. in 1915 began acquiring property on Mount Desert for a s
John D. Rockefeller Jr. in 1915 began acquiring property on Mount Desert for a set of roads and, with assistance, laid out many of them himself. From 1916 to 1940 crews built the pink and gray granite carriage roads, but after they were donated to Acadia National Park in 1960 they suffered from a lack of maintenance. The National Park Service and Friends of Acadia have embarked on a four-year, $8 million project to rehabilitate the roads and maintain them permanently. The introduction of the mountain bike, with its wide tires and improved gearing, has led to an increase in the number of bikes on the carriage paths, and some people are concerned that one day the park may become too crowded. Details.
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Condon, Mark, "John D. Rockefeller Jr. in 1915 began acquiring property on Mount Desert for a s" (1994). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 784.