Please join the Friends of the Jackson Public Library as they host Tim Caverly and his presentation Allagash Tails and Tales on Tuesday April 15th, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Jackson Public Library, located at 52 Main Street in Jackson, NH. This program will be followed by a short annual meeting of the Friends of the Jackson Public Library and all are welcome to attend.
This is a multi-media presentation is narrated by Maine author, and former Allagash Supervisor, Tim Caverly. The program includes music, scenic and historic photographs as well as stories detailing Tim’s experiences while living along our Nation’s Wild and Scenic River. The audience will learn about the north woods in a whole new way. Books will be available at the program for purchase and signing.
Tim has spent his whole life in the Maine outdoors. At an early age he first learned about nature by living on a small farm in Cornville. Then, when his dad became a fire warden with the Maine Forest Service, Tim continued to spend time outside by helping his father extinguish wildfires. Tim’s experience in the woods continued in 1960 when his brother Buzz became a ranger in Baxter State Park. Tim would visit the park as often as possible, shadowing his brother as they hiked around and over mile high Mt. Katahdin.
At eighteen, Tim was finally old enough to be appointed to his own ranger’s job and he began working summers at Sebago Lake State Park. During the winters he attended the University of Maine at Machias, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree and received his teaching certificate. After college Tim continued to work for the park service, spending thirty-two years with the Department of Conservation.
During his career he was the manager of Aroostook and Cobscook Bay State Parks and spent eighteen years as Regional Supervisor of the Allagash Region. In 1999 Tim retired from state service and began a 2nd career in the Millinocket school system.
Tim currently lives in Millinocket with his wife Susan and Misty Dog their golden retriever. Tim has written five books; one of which, An Allagash Haunting, has been made into a stage play and adapted in a “over the air” radio broadcast. Through his “New England Reads” program Tim encourages others to read and explore our spectacular natural world.
More information can be found at www.allagashtails.com
The presentation is free and open to the public although a $5.00 donation is suggested. For more information, please contact the Jackson Public Library at 603-383-9731. Following the program there will be a short business meeting of the Friends.