Dave Field, Overseer of Lands for the Maine Appalachian Trail Club and Trail worker in Maine for 64 years will tell the amazing story of how the Appalachian Trail was scouted and built through Maine from 1925-1937, why and how more than half of the original Trail was relocated from 1970-1990, and the 40-year challenge of finding protection for the surroundings of the Trail. All of this will be illustrated with a walk, south to north, that emphasizes the beauty of the Trail and the plants, animals and geography along the path.
This new talk will be a continuation of the History of Hampden Presentations. Learn about the amazing recreational facility which furnished amusement for the people from Penobscot County during the summer months. Up to 10,000 people each weekend would visit this park on the Penobscot River in Hampden from 1898 to 1916. With it's large theater and concession stands, to the trolley that was dedicated from Bangor to transport people to the park, this class will use old photos and documents and review this amazing amusement park.