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Rockefeller to Mark 100th Birthday With Land Gift in Maine

By David Sharp, The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Maine - David Rockefeller, who's celebrating his 100th birthday next month, is giving a gift to the people of Maine: 1,000 acres of woodlands, streams and carriage roads abutting Acadia National Park.

The retired CEO of Chase Manhattan Bank and grandson of oil tycoon John Rockefeller Sr. is transferring his Little Long Pond property to the Mount Desert Island and Garden Preserve, describing it as a "gift to all the people of Maine.''

The transfer will take place this summer in Seal Harbor.

The Rockefeller name goes way back on Mount Desert Island.

David Rockefeller, who'll make a formal announcement Friday, has spent summers in Seal Harbor since his birth on June 12, 1915. His father, John Rockefeller Jr., built the carriage roads that are now part of Acadia National Park.