#13 Acadia National Park Coin bear part of the America the Beautiful Series
Much of Acadia would not exist if not for the help of philanthropist John D. Rockefeller. He funded many of the park trails and helped rebuild the park after a fire damaged a large part of the forest in 1947. Preserved in the area is a rich cultural history, including that of the Native Americans and the early European settlers.
Originally, the park was created as Sieur de Monts National Monument on July 8, 1916, but after many people found out how beautiful the area was, a push was made for more protection. In 1919, it was renamed the Lafayette National Park. Then, in 1929, the name was changed to Acadia National Park.
Like many of the parks of the National Park System, Acadia is diverse in its landscapes and animal inhabitants. It is home to shorelines, mountains, forests and lakes, as well as bobcats, dear and other animal species. An interesting fact about Acadia is that it is the first national park east of the Mississippi River.
-------------------The Acadia National Park coin Bears produced by Limited Treasures has a permanently attached and sealed, brilliant Uncirculated United States Mint National Park quarter of Acadia Maine on the right foot of this bear. These are brand new, patented, smoke free, and they stand about 9 inches tall. This is the #13 bear in this series and we will be carrying each one as they are released
The quarter for this bear was released by the US Mint on June 11, 2012