Talk of the Towns 4/22/16

Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Studio Engineer: Joel Mann

Issue: Community concerns and opportunities

Program Topic: Creating Acadia National Park – the new biography of George B. Dorr

Key Discussion Points:
1. Mount Desert Island and the Rusticators
2. How the story of Acadia derives from the relationship between three men, of different
generations — Charles W. Eliot, President of Harvard University, George B. Dorr
and John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
3. Old Farm and its role in the life of George Dorr and the creation of Acadia.
4. Woodlawn Museum and the creation of Acadia National Park
5. Other important figures (and philosophies) in the history of Acadia National Park.

Guests:
Ron Epp, author, historian, professor of philosophy
Maureen Fournier, Ranger, Acadia National Park
Joshua Torrance, Woodlawn Museum, Ellsworth by phone 667 8671

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