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Katahdin, an historic journey : legends, explorations, and preservation of Maine's highest peak

By: Neff, John W.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: John W. Neff ; illustrations by Michael McCurdy.Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Appalachian Mountain Club Books, c2006Description: xxviii, 354 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.ISBN: 1929173628 (alk. paper); 9781929173624.Subject(s): Katahdin, Mount (Me.) -- HistoryDDC classification: 974.1/25
Contents:
The first kinship : the native American relationship with Katahdin -- Early exploration : from colonial surveys to early ascents -- The "golden age" : wilderness adventures and dreams of development -- Logging : daring drives and lumberjack tales -- Sporting camps : camp histories and the advent of tourism -- The south and east sides : from the Penobscot branches to the summit -- The great basin : the heart of Katahdin -- The north side : Russell Pond and the interior wilderness -- Thoreau's pilgrimage : the poet meets the mountain -- The artists' legacy : capturing Katahdin on canvas and film -- Forever wild : Governor Baxter's legacy -- Twentieth century tales : the people and places that define the mountain.
Summary: Maine historian John Neff's compelling and comprehensive narrative traces the history, legend and legacy of Mount Katahdin--the spectacular peak that looms over Maine's Great North Woods--from the earliest Native American stories to colonial exploration.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [347]-348) and index.

The first kinship : the native American relationship with Katahdin -- Early exploration : from colonial surveys to early ascents -- The "golden age" : wilderness adventures and dreams of development -- Logging : daring drives and lumberjack tales -- Sporting camps : camp histories and the advent of tourism -- The south and east sides : from the Penobscot branches to the summit -- The great basin : the heart of Katahdin -- The north side : Russell Pond and the interior wilderness -- Thoreau's pilgrimage : the poet meets the mountain -- The artists' legacy : capturing Katahdin on canvas and film -- Forever wild : Governor Baxter's legacy -- Twentieth century tales : the people and places that define the mountain.

Maine historian John Neff's compelling and comprehensive narrative traces the history, legend and legacy of Mount Katahdin--the spectacular peak that looms over Maine's Great North Woods--from the earliest Native American stories to colonial exploration.

Maine author. John W. Neff is a Maine resident and active in the Maine Appalachian Trail Club.

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