TRAIN TO BARNJUM: by Randall Probert

August 7, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The Wilhelm Reich Museum’s Conference Center on Dodge Pond Road in Rangeley
Call 207-864-3443 for more information

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Monday, August 7th,  7 p.m.  - Randall Probert, author of “Train to Barnjum” and many other Maine books, will be at The Wilhelm Reich Museum’s Conference Center on Dodge Pond Road in Rangeley. Come hear this exciting story and the many other he will talk about. The books will be for sale and he will be happy to sign them as well.   “For 56 years, from 1879 - 1935, the Sandy River and Rangeley Lake Railroad was an important transportation system for the entrepreneurs in the early lumbering industry in North Franklin County. Opening a vast woodland forest, it became a necessity for the local residents and farmers who serviced the growing lumbering operations. It took a lot of food to feed hungry workers, so the contractors depended on moose, caribou and deer to feed the men. But when the Maine Warden Service was established in 1880, the legislature passed a law prohibiting the commercial killing of wild animals to feed the crews. Sterling Silvanus became a game warden and together with his wife Wynola, they enforced the laws and patrolled the woods and lumbering communities along the Sandy River and Rangeley Lake Railroad for more than 20 years. ...and Sterling unravels the mystery of Kirby Morgan's disappearance.”   Admission for all programs is $10.00 for adults and $3.00 for children 12 and under. Refreshments will be served.   Tickets  are available at the museum office & bookstore and The Rangeley Chamber of Commerce. For additional information call 864-3443 or e-mail wreich@rangeley.org

 

 

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