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Feb 24, 2014

Waldo Patent talk

APPLETON — At its March meeting, the Appleton Historical Society will present a discussion with Donovan Bowley, on Getting About on the Waldo Patent in the 1790s.

This will include mention of early Appleton, and will examine the question, How did the early settlers explore and travel within the original 30 mile square Muscongus (or Lincolnshire) Grant, and on its 600,000 acres which later became known as the Waldo Patent? The discussion will include maps of the area from the earliest days.

The meeting will be Monday, March 3, at 7 p.m. at Appleton's Mildred Stevens Williams Library, 2916 Sennebec Road. The public is welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Live predators presented in Appleton

APPLETON — On Saturday, March 8, 11 a.m. at Appleton Library, Sennebec Road, see predators in the context of food webs and natural cycles.

Explore attitudes toward predators, reasons for their decline throughout history because of habitat loss and human interference. Discuss current events that emphasize the importance of predators in maintaining the world's ecological balance.

Presented by Chewonki with live predators. For more information, call 785-5656.





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