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More than half a century back, Thoreau, famous naturalist and one of the earliest panegyrists of the Maine wood, thus wrote his impressions of the great Aroostook country which is now world-famous as the mecca for fishermen, hunters and the thousands of men and women who turn to the forest area for rest and relaxation when the vacation time arrives. When Thoreau made his excursions into the Maine woods, first to climb Katahdin, again to visit Moosehead and Chesuncook lakes and a third time to revel in the delights of a canoe trip in Allagash and East Branch waters, it meant primitive methods of traveling, undergoing difficulties and putting up with inconveniences which are unknown to present day devotees of the Maine woods.

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In the Maine Woods: 1916 Edition