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

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July 20, 1939


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

Page 2 has a one column heading: "Bloodhound Trails Lost Boy To Rim Of 400 Foot Precipice" with small related map. (see) Coverage on Donn Fendler going missing in the mountains of Maine.
Complete with 34 pages, rag edition in nice condition. A few small binding holes along the spine.

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