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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Dena Winslow Guest Speaker at the Library

Two books by Dena Winslow available at the library:
  • They Lynched Jim Cullen: New England's Only Lynching
  • Mapleton Maine: 1880-1980
If you were fortunate enough to join us on April 30th at the library for a talk by Dena Winslow about the lynching of Jim Cullen you will certainly want to stop in a read more from Dena's book, They Lynched Jim Cullen, New England's Only Lynching. Dena's presentation was given on the 135th anniversary of the lynching (April 30, 1873). Everyone present learned a great deal about the story of the lynching and the actual facts. In memory of Jim Cullen, Dena asked the audience to bow their heads and to have a moment of silence to remember Jim Cullen.
Dena Winslow was born in Caribou, Maine and was raised on a dairy and potato farm in Mapleton. She is a graduate of Presque Isle High School. She graduated from the University of Maine with a bachelor of science degree and went on the complete a Master of Education degree at the University of Sourthern Maine. In 2000, she completed her Ph.D. in History at the University of Maine.
Dena has written several local history books, many articles, and is currently conducting research of future history projects. If you have any local history stories, information, and photos that you would like to share, Dena can be contacted via email.
If you wish to read any of Dena's works, stop by the library at the reference desk and we'll be happy to assist you in locating books and articles that you may enjoy reading.

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