Historical Atlas of Maine featured in UMaine Today
New atlas offers a unique perspective on the state’s history
Maine’s North Woods first called Henry David Thoreau in 1846, when he traveled the West Branch of the Penobscot in a bateau and scaled Mount Katahdin. Over the next 11 years, the philosopher-naturalist made two more expeditions into the Maine woods, both times with Penobscot Native guides. On those journeys, Thoreau discovered the natural wonder of Maine’s wilderness and came to a better understanding of Penobscot culture.
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