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Percival P. Baxter

Percival P. Baxter

 

1876 - 1969.  Born in Portland, Maine.  Member of the Maine House of Representatives, 1905-1906, 1917-1920; member of the Maine State Senate, 1909-1910, 1921-1922.  Percival Baxter served as Governor of Maine from 1921-1925.  Percival Baxter is known for the selfless act of donating the 202,064 acres of land known as Baxter State Park to the State.  His only interest was that the area was to remain forever wild.  Baxter State Park is home of Maine's tallest Mountain, Mt. Katahdin.  He is shown here with his dog, Garry.