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Acadia National Park Roads & Bridges, Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor, Hancock County, ME



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Item Title


Location
Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor vicinity, ME

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER ME-12
Significance: In many ways the carriage and motor roads of Acadia National Park appear quite distinct. Signs, grade separations, and two picturesque gatehouses remind today's visitors that these two systems were intended to be kept physically separate. Yet the tension between Acadia's carriage and motor roads also lies at the heart of their shared history. Both were built in response to the rise of the automobile and each was influenced by the aesthetic vision of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. It is this common heritage that visitors atop Cadillac Mountain must keep in mind when they watch the sun rise over the horizon from the front seats of their automobiles.

Subjects
Roads
Bridges
Transportation


Related Names
Rockefeller, John D.
Farrand, Beatrix
Olmsted, Frederick Law
Roosevelt, Pres. Franklin D.
Civilian Conservation Corps
Dorr, George
Curtis, Kate, Delineator
Korzeniewski, Joseph, Delineator
Barras, Shannon, Delineator
Lupyak, Edward, Delineator
Desbiens, Sarah, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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