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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Presque Isle High School Class of 1953 Reunion

55th Class Reunion PIHS Class of '53

We were really delighted when the Presque Isle High School Class of '53 President, Earl Adams, contacted us to see if class members could visit the library while they were back in town for their 55th class reunion on July 19th.

Local historian, Dena Winslow, agreed to give a presentation about the lynching of Jim Cullen. Dena is author of the book, They Lynched Jim Cullen: New England's Only Lynching. The lynching occurred in Mapleton, Maine in 1873 and Dena's presentation was interesting and enjoyable. Dena was raised in Mapleton, Maine and she is a graduate of Presque Isle High School Class of 1971. Dena holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Maine. In her spare time she enjoys flying the hot air balloon she built in 1998.

Luckily our art gallery had a beautiful display of paintings by Richard Clark which were set up in preparation for the opening reception on Friday, July 25th from 6-8.

Presque Isle High School yearbooks were put out on display in addition to other local history books and old photographs. The class members had a great time enjoying Dena's talk and then visiting at the library.

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