STRATTON — The Dead River Area Historical Society will hold its annual Sam O. White Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 12. The event will be hosted by White’s distant cousin Emerson Dyer.

White was born and raised in Eustis Ridge and moved to Alaska after serving in World War I. He was the first flying game warden in the world. The book, “Sam O. White, Alaskan” is now available at Country Charm in Stratton.

White documented his life, sending pictures, newspaper clippings and other documents 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 Dead River Area Historical Society is open every weekend throughout July and August from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Displays include a collection of 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 memorabilia from native homesteads.

FMI: 207-246-7472.


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