Happy 100th Birthday... / by Dave Hileman

...to my favorite park, Acadia. Formed by private effort - the park was given to America, it was finally recognized on July 8th, 1916 as Sieur de Monts National Monument by President Woodrow Wilson. But it was countless determined and future oriented individuals at the turn of the 19th century that created the first eastern national park, recognizing its singular natural beauty and the need to protect it in perpetuity.