Katahdin Finalist for Maine Quarter Design

Katahdin Finalist for Maine Quarter Design

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August 27th, 2001, 5:55 pm #1

This item is from the Lewiston Sun-Journal on Aug. 21:

http://www.sunjournal.com/story.asp?slg=082101quarter


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Will the new Maine quarter feature a lighthouse or Mount Katahdin?

Four designs have been sent off to the U.S. Mint in Washington, D.C. The state expects to find out in October or November which of the three designs would work best on the Maine quarter, due out in 2003.

Details of the designs being considered are:


· Mount Katahdin is in the background, with a native American in a canoe in the foreground. The name of the mountain is in English and Penobscot, which is “Ktaadn.” The design is a composite of designs submitted by Brian Kent of Litchfield, a consultant with Maine Tomorrow; Holly Higgins, a sixth-grader in Old Town; and Chelsea Flynn, a student at the middle school in Union.


· The sun rising off the coast of Eastport – the first place in the Lower 48 states to see the sun rise. The design includes an outline of Maine and there are 16 rays on the sun, each ray representing a Maine county. The logo reads: “Our nation’s first light.” The design comes from Donald Bassett of Weeks Mills.


· A lighthouse with a schooner behind it, designed by artist Daniel Carr of Colorado and Leland and Carolyn Pendleton of Rockland.


· An outline of the state accented with a few designs — the Quoddy Lighthouse in Eastport and a pine tree – would have a motto that would read: “America’s first light.” McCormick wasn’t sure where the design came from. A panel of judges initially liked the design but then rejected it. However, King liked it and thought it should be included, so it was, McCormick said.

The frequent mountain theme in the other New England coins could mean Maine’s Mount Katahdin design isn’t picked, McCormick said. She considers the lighthouse design not “unique enough to Maine,” and said the features on the Maine outline could get lost because they’ll be so small by the time the images make it to a quarter. McCormick favors the sun rising over Maine. “I like the way it’s worded: ‘Our nation’s first light.’”
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August 27th, 2001, 6:04 pm #2

I was curious about the other New Engand states' "mountains" and here's the results:

Vermont features Camel's Hump in the Green Mountains

http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/50s ... /states/vt/

New Hampshire features "Old Man of the Mountain"
http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/50s ... /states/nh/

I regret to inform you that Rhode Island does not include Jerimoth Hill.
featureshttp://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/50sq_program/states/ri/

(change the state abbreviations for other states)
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August 27th, 2001, 6:13 pm #3

This item is from the Lewiston Sun-Journal on Aug. 21:

http://www.sunjournal.com/story.asp?slg=082101quarter


Excerpts:

Will the new Maine quarter feature a lighthouse or Mount Katahdin?

Four designs have been sent off to the U.S. Mint in Washington, D.C. The state expects to find out in October or November which of the three designs would work best on the Maine quarter, due out in 2003.

Details of the designs being considered are:


· Mount Katahdin is in the background, with a native American in a canoe in the foreground. The name of the mountain is in English and Penobscot, which is “Ktaadn.” The design is a composite of designs submitted by Brian Kent of Litchfield, a consultant with Maine Tomorrow; Holly Higgins, a sixth-grader in Old Town; and Chelsea Flynn, a student at the middle school in Union.


· The sun rising off the coast of Eastport – the first place in the Lower 48 states to see the sun rise. The design includes an outline of Maine and there are 16 rays on the sun, each ray representing a Maine county. The logo reads: “Our nation’s first light.” The design comes from Donald Bassett of Weeks Mills.


· A lighthouse with a schooner behind it, designed by artist Daniel Carr of Colorado and Leland and Carolyn Pendleton of Rockland.


· An outline of the state accented with a few designs — the Quoddy Lighthouse in Eastport and a pine tree – would have a motto that would read: “America’s first light.” McCormick wasn’t sure where the design came from. A panel of judges initially liked the design but then rejected it. However, King liked it and thought it should be included, so it was, McCormick said.

The frequent mountain theme in the other New England coins could mean Maine’s Mount Katahdin design isn’t picked, McCormick said. She considers the lighthouse design not “unique enough to Maine,” and said the features on the Maine outline could get lost because they’ll be so small by the time the images make it to a quarter. McCormick favors the sun rising over Maine. “I like the way it’s worded: ‘Our nation’s first light.’”
MSNBC has segment today on the owner and founder of cosmetics company Burt’s Bees, and some of her friends are now bargaining to purchase three million acres around Baxter State Park, hoping to donate them for a new national park. NBC’s Bob Dotson reports on the controversy.

The text is not available online however you can see a Real Media video.

http://www.msnbc.com/news/620037.asp
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August 29th, 2001, 3:55 pm #4

This item is from the Lewiston Sun-Journal on Aug. 21:

http://www.sunjournal.com/story.asp?slg=082101quarter


Excerpts:

Will the new Maine quarter feature a lighthouse or Mount Katahdin?

Four designs have been sent off to the U.S. Mint in Washington, D.C. The state expects to find out in October or November which of the three designs would work best on the Maine quarter, due out in 2003.

Details of the designs being considered are:


· Mount Katahdin is in the background, with a native American in a canoe in the foreground. The name of the mountain is in English and Penobscot, which is “Ktaadn.” The design is a composite of designs submitted by Brian Kent of Litchfield, a consultant with Maine Tomorrow; Holly Higgins, a sixth-grader in Old Town; and Chelsea Flynn, a student at the middle school in Union.


· The sun rising off the coast of Eastport – the first place in the Lower 48 states to see the sun rise. The design includes an outline of Maine and there are 16 rays on the sun, each ray representing a Maine county. The logo reads: “Our nation’s first light.” The design comes from Donald Bassett of Weeks Mills.


· A lighthouse with a schooner behind it, designed by artist Daniel Carr of Colorado and Leland and Carolyn Pendleton of Rockland.


· An outline of the state accented with a few designs — the Quoddy Lighthouse in Eastport and a pine tree – would have a motto that would read: “America’s first light.” McCormick wasn’t sure where the design came from. A panel of judges initially liked the design but then rejected it. However, King liked it and thought it should be included, so it was, McCormick said.

The frequent mountain theme in the other New England coins could mean Maine’s Mount Katahdin design isn’t picked, McCormick said. She considers the lighthouse design not “unique enough to Maine,” and said the features on the Maine outline could get lost because they’ll be so small by the time the images make it to a quarter. McCormick favors the sun rising over Maine. “I like the way it’s worded: ‘Our nation’s first light.’”
What are the other states that are likely to have mountains featured on their state quarters? I expect some of the obvious ones would be Washington and South Dakota, which already feature their most famous mountains (Mt. Rainier and Mt. Rushmore, respectively) on their state license plates.

Colorado also features mountains on its license plate, but not a specific mountain or range, but Colorado is the state that most of the masses think of first when they think of mountains, so it is likely that a famous Colorado mountain like Pikes Peak or the Maroon Bells will be featured on the Colorado quarter.

The Alaska design should likely have a representation of Mount McKinley on it, because McKinley is by far the biggest mountain in the USA. (Putting Denali on the AK quarter would also make such a quarter prized by many international numismatics, because Denali is well-known outside the USA).

What other states will people think will have mountains on their quarter design?

Ken Akerman
Highpointer and US Mint correspondent, Tempe AZ
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September 20th, 2001, 1:32 pm #5

I was curious about the other New Engand states' "mountains" and here's the results:

Vermont features Camel's Hump in the Green Mountains

http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/50s ... /states/vt/

New Hampshire features "Old Man of the Mountain"
http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/50s ... /states/nh/

I regret to inform you that Rhode Island does not include Jerimoth Hill.
featureshttp://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/50sq_program/states/ri/

(change the state abbreviations for other states)
Longtime caretaker of New Hampshire's state symbol Niels Nielsen has died at
the Belknap County Nursing Home in Laconia, NH.

Niels was a state highway department employee who started working on the
"Old Man of the Mountains" in Franconia Notch about 40 years ago. His last
visit was made to the great stone face in 2000; he had turned over care of
the profile to his children.

His family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Old Man of
the Mountains Museum, PO Box 106, Belmont, NH, 03220.

http://groups.google.com/groups?start=2 ... thlink.net
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September 20th, 2001, 1:38 pm #6

Douglas Philbrook, former manager of the Mount Washington Auto Road and a noted White Mountain historian, dies at the age of 85.
http://www.mountwashingtonvalley.com/review.shtml
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September 21st, 2001, 1:37 pm #7

MSNBC has segment today on the owner and founder of cosmetics company Burt’s Bees, and some of her friends are now bargaining to purchase three million acres around Baxter State Park, hoping to donate them for a new national park. NBC’s Bob Dotson reports on the controversy.

The text is not available online however you can see a Real Media video.

http://www.msnbc.com/news/620037.asp
The Chistrian Science Monitor has an article on Roxanne Quimby and her efforts to buy up land around Baxter State Park to from Maine Woods National Park.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2001/0920/p4s1-ussc.html

Excerpts:

But timberland is carefully guarded here,
where paper is to the state's identity what
oranges are to Florida. Ever since 1992,
when a conservation group called Restore:
The North Woods proposed a Maine Woods
National Park, the idea has met opposition
from loggers. The state Legislature has even
passed a resolution against the measure.

Now Quimby's quest, although it has a
certain Yankee ingenuity, is adding fresh
timber to the controversy. Opponents claim
it would replace dwindling jobs in the woods
with low-paying seasonal ones.

Moreover, Quimby is not about to relent. She's purchased more than
8,000 acres at a cost of more than $3 million, and a pending
acquisition includes another 5,700 acres.

But when she and her husband divorced, Quimby waitressed part
time to make ends meet. It was then that she met beekeeper Burt
Shavitz, another urban refugee, who was living in an
eight-by-eight-foot turkey-coop. In the early 1980s, Quimby started
making candles from Mr. Shavitz's leftover beeswax. "We just started
on the woodstove, dipping candles," says Quimby.

Meanwhile, interest in a Maine Woods National Park surged several
years ago after a series of large Maine Woods land sales. In only 18
months, one quarter of the state's land - an area the size of
Connecticut - changed hands. Environmentalists, already concerned
about clearcutting and herbicide spraying, began to worry more about
subdivisions and the loss of public access. When the Nature
Conservancy bought 185,000 acres in the Maine Woods, Quimby
donated $2 million.
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September 21st, 2001, 5:38 pm #8

Douglas Philbrook, former manager of the Mount Washington Auto Road and a noted White Mountain historian, dies at the age of 85.
http://www.mountwashingtonvalley.com/review.shtml
Here's an interesting page with pix of Susan Ruff and Paulina Varchavskaia and their climb of the 5.7 Pinnacle on Huntington Ravine on Mount Washington.
http://www.ai.mit.edu/people/paulina/trips/pinnacle0901/

Here's an excerpt from her announcement in rec.climbing
Sunday set out from Pinkham Notch Visitor's Center at 8:30am. Three
hours and thirty minutes of approach and gear sorting later, we started
off on the
classic Northwest Ridge 5.7*** of the Pinnacle in Huntington's Ravine.
Everything went splendidly, and we were swinging leads in cadence until
we
reached the summit of the Pinnacle at close to 6pm. Although there was
still daylight ahead, we opted to come down rather than go to the summit
of
Washington, - a good idea since the descent down Lionshead Trail took me
four hours due to weak knees. The concept of trekking poles (graciously
provided by Mike) was successfully tested on the approach, and
especially on the descent,
http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&t ... %26meta%3D
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October 3rd, 2001, 1:24 pm #9

Longtime caretaker of New Hampshire's state symbol Niels Nielsen has died at
the Belknap County Nursing Home in Laconia, NH.

Niels was a state highway department employee who started working on the
"Old Man of the Mountains" in Franconia Notch about 40 years ago. His last
visit was made to the great stone face in 2000; he had turned over care of
the profile to his children.

His family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Old Man of
the Mountains Museum, PO Box 106, Belmont, NH, 03220.

http://groups.google.com/groups?start=2 ... thlink.net

An American flag hung by five rock climbers over the Old Man stone profile in New Hampshire's Franconia Notch on Sunday was removed today because it was deemed a safety hazard to motorists.

Despite the apparent warm response to the flag, Rich McLeod, the state's director of Parks, told the Associated Press yesterday that the flag would be removed because it had been a distraction to drivers in Franconia Notch.

Bill Roy, mountain manager for nearby Canon Ski Area said he did not know how the climbers got the flag and 20-foot wooden pole up to the 1,200-foot high Old Man as there are no trails leading to the face.

The flagpole was secured in the Old Man's forehead, allowing the flag to wave between his eyes, according to the AP. Rock climbers and members of the Friends of Franconia Notch, Jake Urban, Larry Boehmler, Eric Pospesil, Garrett Slattery and Jon Sykes, author of Secrets of the Notch, a guide to climbing in Franconia Notch, had to scale up 600-foot Cannon Cliff with the flag and 20-foot flagpole to reach the Old Man, according to the Union Leader.

http://www.outsidemag.com/news/headline ... 002_2.html


Here's the Union Leader Article

http://www.theunionleader.com/articles_ ... ticle=5693
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April 23rd, 2003, 2:20 pm #10

The Chistrian Science Monitor has an article on Roxanne Quimby and her efforts to buy up land around Baxter State Park to from Maine Woods National Park.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2001/0920/p4s1-ussc.html

Excerpts:

But timberland is carefully guarded here,
where paper is to the state's identity what
oranges are to Florida. Ever since 1992,
when a conservation group called Restore:
The North Woods proposed a Maine Woods
National Park, the idea has met opposition
from loggers. The state Legislature has even
passed a resolution against the measure.

Now Quimby's quest, although it has a
certain Yankee ingenuity, is adding fresh
timber to the controversy. Opponents claim
it would replace dwindling jobs in the woods
with low-paying seasonal ones.

Moreover, Quimby is not about to relent. She's purchased more than
8,000 acres at a cost of more than $3 million, and a pending
acquisition includes another 5,700 acres.

But when she and her husband divorced, Quimby waitressed part
time to make ends meet. It was then that she met beekeeper Burt
Shavitz, another urban refugee, who was living in an
eight-by-eight-foot turkey-coop. In the early 1980s, Quimby started
making candles from Mr. Shavitz's leftover beeswax. "We just started
on the woodstove, dipping candles," says Quimby.

Meanwhile, interest in a Maine Woods National Park surged several
years ago after a series of large Maine Woods land sales. In only 18
months, one quarter of the state's land - an area the size of
Connecticut - changed hands. Environmentalists, already concerned
about clearcutting and herbicide spraying, began to worry more about
subdivisions and the loss of public access. When the Nature
Conservancy bought 185,000 acres in the Maine Woods, Quimby
donated $2 million.
DURHAM -- Roxanne Quimby, who built a tiny roadside business into a multimillion-dollar cosmetics company, is planning to sell Burt's Bees to pursue another passion: creating a national park.
The Durham company for several weeks has been accepting bids from interested buyers and plans to make an announcement today, said Jessica Barring of Behrman Communications, a New York public-relations company representing Burt's Bees.
Quimby, who founded the company in 1989 and is its majority owner, is expected to use much of the proceeds to continue buying land in Maine's North Woods, where she is crusading for a 3.2 million-acre national park. She has already spent about $8 million to acquire more than 15,000 acres.
The company's revenue topped $43.5 million last year, about five times its 1998 sales.
Quimby is no stranger to the North Woods. In the mid-1970s, after graduating from college with an art degree, she moved to Guilford, Maine, where she built a log cabin with no electricity or running water.
While hitchhiking, she met a local beekeeper, Burt Shavitz, who ran a roadside stand selling jars of honey. The two began selling Shavitz' honey in smaller jars with designer labels, then expanded into beeswax candles and polishes
Choosing not to leave New England, Shavitz sold his interest in the company to Quimby. Burt's outgrew its first two North Carolina homes in Creedmoor and North Raleigh before settling into its 72,000-square-foot location in Durham.
http://newsobserver.com/business/story/ ... 6698c.html

Burt's Bees
http://www2.burtsbees.com/webapp/wcs/st ... reId=10001
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