STRATTON – Members of the Dead River Area Historical Society announce that Michael and Carol Reed Vanhoosier have donated a pictorical History of The Green Farm, and a book called, “The Ancestry and Descendants of Abiathar Greene,” by Frances B. Green, Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Boothbay Register press 1930. The Abiathar Greene history dates back to 1874.

The Vanhoosiers have collected photographs over the years dating back to 1854 and during the mid 1950s to mid 1960s when Carols’ parents, Ralph G. Reed (Jim) and Freida E. Reed, owned and operated it. Their children, Carol, Kay and Rick lived there: Rick went to school in Stratton in the late 1950s. Also included are photographs of when the farm burned on Feb. 22, 1971.

For those interested in the history of the Greenes, and how the farm developed into a train station for the Narrow Gauge Railroad, Carol Vanhoosier will be at the museum on Sunday, July 10, to talk about the Greene Farm.

The Dead River Area Historical Society is open every weekend during July and August from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On display 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 Mary Henderson at 246-2271.


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