They Sawed Up a Storm – Sarah Shea Smith

Wednesday, May 2

7 p.m.

Lee Safety Complex

In 1938 a hurricane ravaged New England, causing millions of dollars in damage and killing more than 600 people. The storm destroyed more than 15 million acres of forestland in NE. In 1942, the U.S. Forest Service designed a sawmill to be run by women due to so many men being gone to fight in the war. It was built on the north side of Turkey Pond in Concord, NH, in order to clean up logs still floating in the pond from the destructive hurricane. Join us on May 2nd for more of this fascinating story of NH history.

Cosponsored by the Lee Historical Society & the Lee Public Library.