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Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building

125 The Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
617-524-7070

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October 2017

George Bucknam Dorr: from Jamaica Pond to Commonwealth Avenue

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 The Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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George Bucknam Dorr, known as the “Father of Acadia”, was the founder of the oldest national park east of the Mississippi River. The roots of George B. Dorr's land conservation achievements are deeply embedded on the Jamaica Pond shoreline where he was born in 1853. Childhood exposure to other Massachusetts landscapes also shaped his later success on the mid-Maine coast. Throughout Dorr's life, notables with attachments to Jamaica Plain--Charles S. Sargent, Edith Wharton, Francis Parkman, Ellen Swallow Richards, Henry &…

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