Butts Farm workers to share stories


STRATTON – The Dead River Area Historical Society is inviting anyone who worked on the Butts Farm to attend and participate in the presentation of “The Beanie Butts Farm” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Dead River Area Historical Society museum, Main Street.

The Butts Farm was one of many working dairy farms in the area. It closed in the 1960s. Many young people, over the years, worked for and some even lived with Myrtle and Beanie while attending school. They are invited to share memories and hear the stories. Those who can’t attend are welcome to write about their experiences and the letters will be read as part of the presentation.

On display in the museum are artifacts, manuscripts and photographs that have been donated or loaned by interested townspeople and descendants of original families of the Dead River region.

Collections from 1850 on include old carpentry and logging tools, china, glass, church organ, furniture from native families, a complete schoolroom, a memorial room to the “lost” towns of Flagstaff and Dead River, the lineage of several native families and a host of memorabilia from native homesteads.

For more information, call 246-2271 or write to Mary Henderson, PO Box 15, Stratton, ME 04982.