STRATTON — The Dead River Area Historical Society will hold the annual Sam O. White Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 11. The event will be hosted by White’s distant cousin, Emerson Dyer. Added this year will be the White family genealogy, written by a family member, and documents donated by the Arizona Historical Society about his survey work in that state.

White was born and raised on Eustis Ridge Maine and after his duty in World War I, he moved to Alaska. He was the first bush pilot/Game Warden in the world. The book, “Sam O. White, Alaskan,” is now available for purchase.

White documented his life and sent pictures, 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.

The historical society is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every weekend throughout July and August. Displays include a collection of old carpentry and logging tools, china, glass, a church organ, furniture from native families, a complete schoolroom, a memorial room to the towns of Flagstaff and Dead River, the lineage of several native families and a host of memorabilia from native homesteads.

For more information, call Emerson Dyer 246-7472


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