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    Author(s): Marilynne Mann; Jessica Leahy
    Date: 2008
    Source: In: LeBlanc, Cherie; Vogt, Christine, comps. Proceedings of the 2007 northeastern recreation research symposium; 2007 April 15-17; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-23. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 108-113.
    Publication Series: Other
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Sense of place defines the value and meaning of location. The Rangeley Lakes area of Maine, an unusual natural environment with cultural and historic significance, was nationally recognized in 2000 by the designation of the Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway. A survey during the summer of 2006 sought to identify sense of place in the midst of tourism-related growth and development. Respondents, primarily visitors with above-average income and education, were attached to specific special places in the area. Perceptions concerning threatened places were not place-specific but were regional and connected to general environmental issues.

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    Mann, Marilynne; Leahy, Jessica. 2008. Sense of place along a scenic byway in Maine. In: LeBlanc, Cherie; Vogt, Christine, comps. Proceedings of the 2007 northeastern recreation research symposium; 2007 April 15-17; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-23. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 108-113.

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