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Surry Historical Society to present stories of candy eating goats and dancing bears at ‘Local Yorkels’

Event organizer: John H. Curtis
Event Date & Time: August 19, 2019 7:00 pm until August 19, 2019 8:30 pm
For more information: https://surryhistoricalsociety.com

SURRY — The Surry Historical Society will present its annual “Local Yokels” illustrated talk 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at Old Town Hall, 1217 Surry Road.

Presenters will relate little-known and astounding stories about the uncommon characters (and unusual animals) that once upon a time walked (or stalked) Surry neighborhoods.

Free admission and refreshments. For more information, call 207-667-4877 or surryhistoricalsociety.com.

NOTE: Featured stories include:

-George and Martha, the goats who walked to town each day to share a candy bar at Forrest Carter’s store

-The denizens of Camp 50, the legendary hunting shack tucked away in the North Bend wilderness

-Frank Hill, the clam digger who rescued a downed Navy pilot from the icy waters off Newbury Neck

-Horace Young, who asserted his “constitutional right” to walk in the middle of the road

-The visiting uncle who used the Surry Road as a landing strip for his private plane

-The dancing bear who astonished local children

-The grammar school that was surreptitiously relocated in the dead of night