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Amphibians

Spotted Salamander in Monson (2007)

Amphibians, part of Maine’s wildlife population, are cold-blooded vertebrate (having a backbone) animals usually living on land but breeding in water, where their offspring change into adults. Salamanders An example of a Maine amphibian is the Spotted Salamander. It breeds … Continue reading

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Baxter Park Campgrounds

Double Top Mountain from Kidney Pond (2002)

Abol, Chimney Pond, Daicey Pond, Katahdin Stream, Kidney Pond, Nesowadnehunk Field, Roaring Brook, Russell Pond, South Branch Pond, and Trout Brook Farm are the major campsites in Baxter State Park. Chimney Pond and Russell Pond are not accessible by automobile. … Continue reading

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Baxter State Park

Location Map for Baxter State Park

is a 202,733 acre area operated and maintained for the use and enjoyment of the people of Maine in accordance with the wishes of its donor Percival P. Baxter. It is the largest acreage east of the Mississippi River devoted … Continue reading

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Baxter, Percival P.

Percival P. Baxter (courtesy Maine State Museum)

(1876-1969) was Maine governor from 1921 to 1925, and donated the land for Baxter State Park beginning in 1931. Born on November 22, 1876, he was the son of James Phinney Baxter and Mehitable Proctor Cummings Baxter. He attended schools … Continue reading

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Civilian Conservation Corps

"In apple trees" near Acton, 1934

was established by Congress on April 5, 1933 as recommended by President Franklin B. Roosevelt. On April 27th Maine received its first quota for 1,800 men, mostly youths between 18 and 24. The quota was divided proportionately among the counties … Continue reading

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December 14

White horse and goats in the snow in New Portland (December 2009)

December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1897 Birth date in Skowhegan of Republican U.S. … Continue reading

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January 1

The Bailey Farm Windmill in North Anson (2001)

January 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1785 Falmouth Gazette, first Maine newspaper, begins publication … Continue reading

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July 17

Schooner on Penobscot Bay (July 2007)

July 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1915 Incorporation of the Town of Tilden (now … Continue reading

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March 3

Olson House on Hathorn Point in Cushing (2005)

March 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1808 Incorporation of the town of Pownal 1809 … Continue reading

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Medway

Location Map for Medway

The area was also known as Nicatou, or “the forks,” since it marks the joining of the East and West branches of the Penobscot River. Medway is midway between Bangor and the northern line of Penobscot County, hence the modern name. Once home to Congressman Michael Michaud, it is a gateway to Baxter State Park. Continue reading

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Moose

A Moose in its Leafy Habitat in the Mahoosuc Range of Western Maine

Most text from Jennifer Vashon, Wildlife Biologist.  Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Images, video and supplemental text by Jim Henderson. Did You Know… ♦ A lactating cow has the highest nutritional requirements of any moose and eats over … Continue reading

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Nesourdnahunk Township

North Branch of Trout Brook on the Tote Road (2014)

Wholly within Baxter State Park, also known as T5 R10 WELS, it contains five mountains over 1,700 feet. Trout Brook flow through. Dwelley Pond is it only pond. The Dwelley Pond Trail follows the old Tote Road north to south from near Burnt Mountain to near Strickland Mountain for day hiking, canoeing and fishing. Continue reading

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November 22

The Selectmen

November 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1652 Incorporation of the town of York 1876 Birth … Continue reading

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October 28

Southbound Appalachian Trail Crossing at Moxie Pond (October 2007)

October 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1862 Maine Central RailroadCompany incorporates as a business … Continue reading

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Outdoor Recreation

Rafting near The Forks (2004)

in Maine is a matter of picking the freely available natural resources: streams and lakes for canoeing, nature preserves and mountains for hiking, rivers for rafting, forests and parks for camping, among the many non-motorized options. Not to mention hunting … Continue reading

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Russell Pond

Photo: Mount Katahdin from Sandy Stream Pond (1996)

Russell Pond campground in Baxter State Park is a 7.2 mile hike from Roaring Brook campground, the location for nearest automobile access. Hikers may choose to begin on the Sandy Stream Pond trail, which, northwest of the Pond, links to … Continue reading

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South Branch Pond

Photo: Hiking Trail Signs (2007)

is the northern most campground in Baxter State Park. The site, in T5 R9 WELS township, offers tent sites, cabins, a bunkhouse. Canoeing and hiking provide opportunities for sweeping scenic views, and wildlife observation. Hiking trails are well marked as … Continue reading

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T2 R9 WELS

T2 R9 WELS Location Map

This township lies at the base of Baxter State Park, encompassing the Park south access road from Millinocket and the eastern end of The Golden Road. The West Branch of the Penobscot River flows through its eastern region and includes … Continue reading

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T3 R10 WELS

Abol Bridge on the Golden Road

APPALACHIAN TRAIL – ABOL BRIDGE TO DAICEY POND Abol Bridge is located on the Golden Road over the West Branch of the Penobscot River in township T2 R10 WELS. A private campground and general store sits just outside the boundaries of … Continue reading

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T6 R8 WELS

East Branch of the Penobscot Upstream from the Bridge, with Horse Mountain in the Background

is an unorganized township in Penobscot County just east of the north entrance to Baxter State Park. It is the gateway to that portion of the Park by way of the Grand Lake Road from Shin Pond along its southern … Continue reading

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Trout Brook Township

Trout Brook Farm Campground (2014)

This township is home to Trout Brook Farm Campground in Baxter State Park. A park ranger station is here just off the northern most reach of the park’s Tote Road. Trout Brook flows through in a northeasterly direction to enter Grand Lake Matagamon. The brook crosses the Tote Road near the entrance to the South Branch Ponds. Forest products are harvested in the Scientific Forest Management Area. Continue reading

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