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Daniel Doan

Born: Feb 23, 1914

Death: Jan 1, 1993

Birthplace: Summit

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Daniel Doan

Date of Birth : Feb 23, 1914
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1993
Birth Place : Summit

Daniel Doan is best known for his classic hiking books, 50 Hikes in the White Mountains and 50 More Hikes in New Hampshire. He is also the author of two novels, The Crystal Years and Amos Jackman, and a memoir, Our Last Backpack. His North Country history, Indian Stream Republic: Settling a New England Frontier, 1785–1842, grew out of his explorations in the Pittsburg area. Reviewing the book in the December 1997 issue of Appalachia, Gene Daniell wrote that it "gives an excellent account of the history of the Indian Stream Republic, and it also provides an evocative picture of the life of the settlements, a life hard but curiously satisfying to those who had the will and the luck to make good. The reader will gain a great deal of insight into the lives of the people who settled the frontier regions of New England, most of whom are memorialized only by a weathered stone in a cemetery near a church or along a back road. In a real sense, this book is their living memorial." Doan was born in Summit, New Jersey, the son of Frank Carleton Doan, a Unitarian minister. The family's summer home was in Orford, New Hampshire, where Doan's grandmother had been born.


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