STRATTON – Luann Yetter, professor of humanities and journalist who lectures full time at the University of Maine at Farmington, will discuss Caleb Dalton Stevens (1776-1854) at 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Dead River Area Historical Society.

Stevens journeyed with his wife, Hanna, and seven children from Kingfield to the intersection of Stratton Brook and the Dead River in the fall of 1818.

Yetter has written many articles on Stevens, first settler on the Dead River. She will also speak at the Stevens Family reunion at the Cathedral Pines Campground, Ridge Road.

The 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 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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