It's Frederick Law Olmsted's birthday. Born 200 years ago today, he profoundly influenced the landscape in ways we can still celebrate today. Click the link to learn more about his amazing life.
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The 8th Regiment Civil War building on Peaks Island, Maine was built in 1888 as a gathering place for surviving veterans. It is now a museum that also boasts some of the most exceptional views anywhere.
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Kudos to @newildernesstrust and @forest_society_of_maine for partnering up to preserve and manage 21,000+ acres adjacent to the #AppalachianTrail in Maine. Fantastic!
#GraftonForestWilderness #maine #wilderness #forestry
Designed in 1905 by the Olmsted Brothers landscape firm the Eastern Promenade is one of Portland, Maine's crown jewels. In this 200th anniversary of Frederick Law Olmsted's birth, his guiding principles are still spot on.
“The enjoyment of scenery employs the mind without fatigue and yet exercises it...and thus, through the influence of the mind over the body, gives the effect of refreshing rest and reinvigoration of the whole system.”
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