Geologists have established that a glacier that slid through the area 11,000 years ago-at the end of the last Ice Age or Pleistocene Period - left behind the sand and mineral deposits that today comprise the Desert of Maine.
Deserts, Roadside Attractions
Scientists and writers the world over have attested to the Desert's authenticity. The natural phenomenon has been accorded recognition by such notables as Walter Winchell in his New York Daily News column and in Ripley's Believe It or Not. Also featured in Deserts of America, a Universal documentary.