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The Wilderness from Chamberlain Farm: A Story of Hope for the American Wild


By: Dean B Bennett

359 pages, Photos, illus, maps

Shearwater Books

Hardback | Dec 2001 | #123114 | ISBN: 1559637293
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Deep in the wildlands of northern Maine is a remote piece of land with a small point sheltering a shallow cove along the shore of an expansive lake. Used as a campsite by indigenous peoples for thousands of years, the land was cleared in the mid-1800s, developed into a lumber depot and named Chamberlain Farm. Bennett traces the transformations, bringing to life the people involved, their motivations, and the interconnected effects of their actions. Beginning 10,000 years ago with the retreat of the glaciers, Bennett offers an overview of the forces that shaped the land, and the visitors to and inhabitants of this place once known as Apmoojenegamook - "lake that is crossed."

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