The Mountains of Maine: Intriguing Stories Behind Their Names

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How did a mountain get the name Moose's Bosom? Why is another called Picked Chicken Hill? Was Smart Mountain named for a local Einstein? And what's afoot on Toenail Ridge? Mountain trekker Steve Pinkham provides the informative and sometimes surprising answers in Mountains of Maine: Intriguing Stories Behind Their Names.

Arranged alphabetically within regions are capsule histories highlighting natural features, origins of place names, intriguing facts, and local legends. ...

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Overview

How did a mountain get the name Moose's Bosom? Why is another called Picked Chicken Hill? Was Smart Mountain named for a local Einstein? And what's afoot on Toenail Ridge? Mountain trekker Steve Pinkham provides the informative and sometimes surprising answers in Mountains of Maine: Intriguing Stories Behind Their Names.

Arranged alphabetically within regions are capsule histories highlighting natural features, origins of place names, intriguing facts, and local legends. Sidebars tell about selected trails, historical figures, and other topics of interest. This ambitious and endlessly fascinating book touches on significant peaks and hills throughout the state of Maine.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780892727889
  • Publisher: Down East Books
  • Publication date: 8/16/2009
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 811,873
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Southern Coast and Lowlands 9

Down East Coast and Lowlands 27

Acadia: Mount Desert Island and Isle au Haut 47

The Oxford Hills 69

The Mahoosuc Range 89

Rangeley Lakes and Mount Blue Region 109

Upper Kennebec Valley and Dead River Regions 127

Piscataquis Mountains 151

Katahdin and Baxter State Park 175

North Country 197

Acknowledgments 213

Bibliography 214

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