“Murder on Mann Hill” Historic Presentation & Chowder Supper

Posted May 17, 2017, at 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Historic Holden Town Hall, 723 Main Road, Holden, Maine

For more information: 207-659-9271;

The Holden Historical Society will be presenting “Murder on Mann Hill” as part of its “What Once Was” series. The evening includes a presentation by historian Charlie Mock describing a murder that occurred in Holden nearly 70 years ago, followed by a delicious chowder supper. The event will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 5 p.m. at the Historic Holden Town Hall located at 723 Main Road in Holden next to Leadbetter’s. The presentation is free, and the supper is $5.00 per person. All proceeds and donations support the restoration of the Historic Holden Town Hall.

Charlie Mock, a local history buff, reports that he “accidentally stumbled across this story” while researching another presentation. As no one around town seemed to know about the murder he dug further to learn how a burglary, a Russian lumberjack, and a pistol under a bed pillow led to the point blank shooting of a deputy sheriff. Are you already intrigued? Well then you will have to stop by to hear the rest of this amazing piece of history.

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