Stratton — The Dead River Area Historical Society will hold the annual Sam O. White Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 11, hosted by White’s distant cousin, Emerson Dyer.
White’s Day is usually held on the second Sunday in July, but because of conflicting schedules, it will be held on Saturday for this year only.
Many changes have taken place in the museum this year. White’s exhibit has been taken from a crowded wall and placed in a room of its own. Now his memorabilia can be easily seen.
White was born and raised on Eustis Ridge and after his duty in World War II, he moved to Alaska. He was the first bush pilot/game warden in the world. The book, “Sam O. White, Alaskan,” is available at Country Charm in Stratton. For more information, call 246-5871.
White did a good job of documenting his life and sending photos, newspaper clippings and other documents back to the people he loved. His family has chosen to share their memorabilia with the public and to house it in the Dear River Area Historical Society.
For more information, call Mary Henderson at 246-2271.

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