November 22, 2017

Today in History: Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park, Maine

Today in History–February 26–the Library of Congress features Acadia National Park in Maine. On this day in 1919, Congress approved an Act to Establish the Lafayette National Park at Mt. Desert Island. Ten years later this coastal Maine park expanded and was renamed Acadia National Park. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section then discovering the primary source linked to below.

Acadia National Park image set

Acadia National Park : carriage road user’s map 2000

More Acadia National Park maps

Mount Desert national park (1918)

An Act To establish the Lafayette National Park in the State of Maine” Feb. 2, 1919

Lafayette National Park historical newspaper coverage

Acadia National Park legislation

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