Governor LePage has declared Friday Donn Fendler Day 

Friday marks the 75th anniversary of the day a young boy walked out of the Maine woods after spending 9-days lost atop Mount Katahdin.

Donn Fendler’s story of survival is now a part of state history and the topic of two books about his experience.

Fendler was just 12-years-old when his disappearance captured national attention in 1939.

In honor of the anniversary, the Governor has declared Friday Donn Fendler Day.

Fendler will be the focus of a celebration at LL Bean in Freeport.

He’ll be autographing books from 4pm to 5:30pm.

Then at 6-o’clock, the director of Baxter State Park will present him with the governor’s proclamation.

Right now the Maine State Museum in Augusta also has a display of Fendler’s memorabilia.

The exhibit runs until the end of the month.