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Dave McCullough


When hearing that John Dudley would be speaking about the history of Route 9 (the Airline) this Friday evening, brought back many memories. In 1945 my father was transferred from Island Pond, Vermont to the Calais Immigration office where he worked. I remember clearly all six children plus Mom and Dad packed into a 1936 Chevrolet going across the airline in the night. On one of our stops getting out for a break there was an owl in the tree above the car with bright eyes. With post-war tires, Dad changed a couple tires along the route. Over the years I have had the opportunity to listen to some of the history of Route 9 during lunch and get togethers with John and his wife. I can hardly wait to hear more stories!  He is historian and story teller. See you all on Friday at 6:00 p.m. at the school house in GLS. 

Here are details from the event sponsor: On Friday, October 20th DLLT welcomes local historian John Dudley for a presentation about the history of “The Airline,” or Route 9.  An infamous road in the state of Maine, Route 9 has many tall tales, legends and local stories that add to its folklore.  From its early days to more recent improvements, Mr. Dudley will discuss the importance of this rural highway to Washington County.  A long-time resident of Alexander, Dudley has a deep knowledge of this road and the stories it has to tell.  The presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Grand Lake Stream School Building.

Join in the fall fun with the Grand Lake Stream ATV Club October Fest, Sunday October 22, 2017 starting at 3:00 P.M. Folks will gather at Chet’s Camps in Grand Lake Stream. Bring a dish to share and beverage of choice. The Club will provide sausages, hot dogs, plates, cups, silverware, coffee and tea. We will have a campfire and the lodge will be open. Social hour from 3-4 p.m. and dinner will be served at 4 p.m. All are welcome to participate. For additional information contact Al or Sue at 796-5557.

Continue to keep in your prayers Kaiden Bailey as he recovers from his recent sickness. Keep in touch at the Pine Tree Store for updates and details.

Have a great week!

Your humble correspondent Dave McCullough. Contact at or 207-796-2286.