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The view of Haskell Rock Pitch on the East Branch of the Penobscot River with Bald Mountain in the background can be seen Wednesday. President Barack Obama designated about 87,000 acres of land east of Baxter State Park as the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.
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Obama signs order creating North Woods national monument

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President Barack Obama signed into law the creation of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on Wednesday, a day after landowner Roxanne Quimby transferred 87,563 acres of her property in Maine to the federal government.
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Millinocket residents react to land transfer for North Woods national monument

News that Roxanne Quimby transferred 87,563 acres to the federal government on Tuesday in a major step toward the creation of a proposed North Woods national monument drew mixed, but passionate reactions from Millinocket residents.

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Lucas St. Clair looks toward Mount Katahdin in 2013 at a lookout on land that became the Maine Woods National Monument on Wednesday.
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Maine’s ‘valuable addition’ to national park system is ready for your visit

Editorial: We don’t believe it will take 100 years to realize the value of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. We thank the president for seeing the beauty, historical significance and promise of the nation’s newest monument and we thank the Quimby family for their generosity.

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