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.