As first reported by the Ellsworth American Witham Family Hotels have sold 3 properties to Giri Hotel Management. Sold were the Ramada Inn in Ellsworth, the Quality Inn, in Bar Harbor and the Best Western in Bar Harbor.

Giri Hotels manages 35 hotels in 4 states. In Maine, they manage

Witham Family Hotels still owns and operates 9 hotels

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LOOK: Stunning vintage photos capture the beauty of America's national parks

Today these parks are located throughout the country in 25 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The land encompassing them was either purchased or donated, though much of it had been inhabited by native people for thousands of years before the founding of the United States. These areas are protected and revered as educational resources about the natural world, and as spaces for exploration.

Keep scrolling for 50 vintage photos that show the beauty of America's national parks.