BELGRADE LAKES — An illustrated program Belgrade Town News, 1905-1914, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Maine Lakes Resource Center by author and historian Linda Snow McLoon.

Sponsored by the Belgrade Historical Society, the program will use old photographs and town news from the Morning Sentinel to portray life in Belgrade a century ago during the decade before World War I. It will introduce Belgrade residents of that time, discuss significant changes that were taking place, and relate interesting day-to-day happenings. Fishing on the lakes, accidents, crimes, celebrity weddings, fires and horse and buggy runaways will be featured.

The program will provide a special focus on Belgrade High School’s first graduating class, in 1908.

Along with describing social interaction and economic activity in that period, the town news will offer a glimpse of how visiting tourists affected a town which otherwise depended primarily on farming for its livelihood.

A $5 donation to the Belgrade Historical Society is suggested.


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