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Mr. Rockefeller’s Roads

Posted July 24, 2012, at 4:42 p.m.
Ann Roberts Rockefeller
Ann Roberts Rockefeller

The Jesup Memorial Library invites you to a special author event on Saturday, August 4th at 7 p.m. with Ann Roberts Rockefeller author of Mr. Rockefeller’s Roads: The Story Behind Acadia’s Carriage Roads, 2nd Edition and photographer Mary Louise Pierson. In this fascinating history, Ann Roberts, the granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and daughter of Nelson Rockefeller recount the story of the carriage roads and of a man ahead of his time. This second edition includes photographs by Mary Louise Pierson, granddaughter of Nelson Rockefeller as well as excerpts from an interview with David Rockefeller, son of JDR, Jr., and a detailed history of the roads’ restoration following decades of neglect.

Many of Ann’s early summers were spent in Seal Harbor, where she rode, bicycled, and hiked the carriage roads and trails of Acadia National Park. Constructed of native materials and landscaped for a natural effect, the carriage roads are not accessible by car, so they remain a boon to walkers, horseback riders, bicyclists, and cross-country skiers. Curving gracefully across the island’s dramatic landscape, Acadia’s carriage roads form a network of trails unequaled in the National Park System.

For additional information contact the Jesup Memorial Library at 207-288-4245 or check the library’s website at www.jesup.lib.me.us. Sherman’s Book Store will provide books for sale and signing by the author for the event. All are welcome!!

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