OAKLAND — Oakland Public Library will share local history with a talk and motion picture about why during the early in the 20th century, Oakland was known as the “Axe and Scythe Capitol of the World.”

The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The motion picture, made by film director Peter Vogt, a Colby College graduate, will show how axes of high quality were made at the Emerson & Stevens manufacturing plant in Oakland. Besides axes, there also will be scythes, hay knives, pickeroons, peaveys and other tools used in forestry and farming that were made here. Howard Hardy, of Oakland, will discuss the manufacturing process and answer questions and display his considerable axe collection.

For more information, call 465-7533.

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