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DLLT Summer Book Club: “Wildfire Loose: The Week Maine Burned” by Joyce Butler

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August 2
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Grand Lake Stream Ballfield
Water Street, Grand Lake Stream


Join Downeast Lakes Land Trust as we host a Summer Book Club in Grand Lake Stream.  The Book Club meets on the first Monday of June, July, August, and September at 10:30 am on the Grand Lake Stream Ballfield.  Each week is a lively discussion about a different book that highlights cultural or natural history. Grab a book, and join the fun this summer!

Please follow all recommended CDC guidelines for DLLT programs and events this summer, including social distancing, wearing masks, and staying home if you feel sick.  Thank you!

“Wildfire Loose: The Week Maine Burned” by Joyce Butler

In October 1947, Maine experienced the worst fire disaster in its history. Climaxing months of drought, fires raged across more than 200,000 acres. Nine communities were practically leveled and four others severely damaged. Fifteen people lost their lives. Wildfire Loose describes how the fires started and spread so quickly through rural villages, down Millionaire’s Row in Bar Harbor, and across southern Maine beach resorts. Originally published in 1979, it remains the definitive account of “The Week Maine Burned.”

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