91 years ago today, on January 19th 1929 what we know today as Acadia National Park officially became Acadia National Park.

It was on this date that the National Park Service changed the name to Acadia National Park from Lafayette National Park.

In 1916 it was established as a public land preserve, called Sieur de Monts National Monument.

In 1919 when it became a National Park it was named after Giblert du Motier, the Marquis de Lafayette who led American troops in several battles against the British in the American Revolutionary War.

When Horace Albright because the National Park Service Director in 1929 he spearheaded the name change.

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