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Donn Fendler goes missing in Maine's Mount Katahdin...



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July 20, 1939

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass., July 20, 1939

* Donn Fendler goes missing
* Mount Katahdin in Maine
* Rye, New York 12 year old boy


Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "N.Y. Boy Trailed to Brink Of 400-Foot 'Saddle Slide'" with subhead. (see) Coverage on Donn Fendler going missing in the mountains of Maine.
Complete with22 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, generally nice.

wikipedia notes: Donn Conner Fendler was an American author and public speaker. From Rye, New York, he was 12 years old when he was separated from his family and became lost on Maine's Mount Katahdin. His disappearance launched a manhunt which became front page news throughout the nation and involved hundreds of volunteers. Donn survived for nine days without food or proper clothing, before following a stream and telephone line out of the woods near Stacyville, Maine. Fendler was dehydrated, covered with insect bites, and 16 pounds lighter than at the beginning of his odyssey, but otherwise unharmed. He credited his experience as a Boy Scout in helping him survive the ordeal.

Category: The 20th Century