Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce

"Rangeley's First Settlers"...A Historical Performance by Jude Lamb

July 12, 2019
7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
Lakeside Theater, Main St. Rangeley
Call (207) 864-3091 for more information

Join ‘Eunice’, masterfully portrayed by her direct decendent Jude Lamb, as she tells her version of the family’s twenty-mile winter hike over the mountains, with setbacks and adventures included. Luther and Eunice Lakeman Hoar, and their children, were the first permanent settlers on what became Rangeley Lake. Jude first heard this story at the annual Lamb Family Reunions, as a child in the mid-1950's. When she started doing storytelling, this story was an obvious choice to perform as an oral tale.


In 1817 Eunice and Luther Hoar walked, with their nine children (ages one to fourteen), from Phillips below Rangeley, to what became Rangeley Lake. They hauled all their worldly possessions on moose sleds, over the late winter snow, mostly uphill for 18 to 20 miles. In the process the baby, who was bundled into the large family dough bowl and tied to the top of a loaded moose sled, went missing. They had crossed wolf tracks, and the journey was made at night to take advantage of the frozen crust to haul their sleds. One can only imagine their frantic search!


Jude Lamb is a Maine storyteller, artist, and writer.  She holds a degree in Human Ecology from the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor. Don’t miss this entertaining show performed by a brilliant and knowledgeable artist!

Tickets are $5.00 and available at the Outdoor Heritage Museum in advance our at the door at 6:30 pm OR ..
Attend the the Annual Meeting at 6 PM and become a new member and you and your family will be admitted free of charge

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