The Winthrop Maine Historical Society will host author and historian Dale Potter-Clark from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at the Winthrop Town Office. Potter-Clark will talk about the book she co-authored with Charles L. Day titled “The Founders and Evolution of Summer Resorts on Four Lakes in Central Maine.” The book includes more than 200 vintage photographs along with information about more than 40 camps and resorts that once existed on Lovejoy, Torsey, Echo and Maranacook lakes. Also included in the book are chapters about the coming of the railroad, steamboats and trolley to the Winthrop Lakes Region area in its early years.

Potter-Clark is a retired nurse and hospice executive director who spends her days doing genealogical and historical research. She writes articles for local newspapers and Discover Maine Magazine, and has also authored several books and monographs on Readfield’s history. She is a founding member of Readfield Historical Society.

The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. The author’s books will be available for purchase after the talk, and are available at Main Street Mercantile at 220 Main St., in Winthrop.

For more information, contact Shane Billings, Adult Services Librarian, Bailey Public Library, at 377-8673 or [email protected].

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