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<Text id=ThoMain> <Author>Thoreau, Henry David</Author> <Title>The Maine Woods</Title> <Edition>[Prose Works. Selections.] Library of America. New York: Literary Classics of the U.S., 1985</Edition> <Date>1858</Date> <body> <loc><locdoc>ThoMain593</locdoc><milestone n=593> <div0 type=chapter n=1> <i>Ktaadn</i> (1) <p>On the 31st of August, 1846, I left Concord in Massachusetts for Bangor and the backwoods of Maine, by way of the railroad and steamboat, intending to accompany a relative of mine engaged in the lumber-trade in Bangor, as far as a dam on the west branch of the Penobscot, in which property he was interested. From this place, which is about one hundred miles by the river above Bangor, thirty miles from the Houlton military road, and five miles beyond the last log-hut, I proposed to make excursions to Mount Ktaadn, the second highest mountain in New England, about thirty miles distant, and to some of the lakes of the Penobscot, either . . .