Interesting article in today's (Sunday 18 February) Globe about development in Millinocket/Katahdin area.
Go to www.bostonglobe.com and then go to the traevel section.
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I think this guy spent the summer at KStream with his brother as a young buck. "Often climbing twice a day." Back when it was quite a project to get there, might as well stay for a while. I'd like to know what he thinks of the circus now... Weary? Know of him?
No. But during the start of the environmental movement back in the early 70s, Millinocket was a hot bed of opposition.
Originally Posted by mudhead
The big sportsmen's club then and now is the Fin and Feathers Club. Members opposed efforts to reclaim the public lands that Maine preserved when it sold it's public domain in the early 1800s, and then forgot about. Great Northern, owner of the Millinocket mills, had been the first company to settle the issue with the state over the bitter opposition of Millinocket Fin and Feather members.
Town officials likewise opposed the addition of Katahdin Lake to Baxter State Park because of fears it would restrict their "traditional" ATV and hunting use of the area.
Millinocket people liked things to stay as the were. But the world has a way of changing whether people like it or not.
BTW the history as recorded in the Globe piece is a bit distorted. Baxter bought the summit of Katahdin and gave it to the state in the early 30's, but the effort to buy and donate the entire 200,000 acre park continued for the next three decades.
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