MINOT — The Minot Historical Society hosted Annette Vance Dorey at the April meeting. She spoke on her book, “Maine Mothers who Murdered,” and the early state prison life from 1875-1925 of women in prison.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at the Town Office when Dr. William B. Krohn will speak about “William H. ‘Bill’ Burgess (1886-1967): Minot’s Maker of State-O-Maine Fishing Tackle.”

Krohn is a retire wildlife biologist who served 39 1/2 years in a number of administrative and research positions for the U.S. Department of the Interior.

He is an avid sportsman and, since retiring, has combined his personal and professional interests to study the history of Maine’s outdoor heritage.

He is researching Maine’s early fishing lures and their makers.

Those attending may bring any Burgess flies, lures, etc. that they may have as Burgess was a longtime resident of Minot. His lures and flies are collectible today.

All are welcome.


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