A “What Once Was” Historic Presentation
May 15, 2017
HOLDEN—The Holden Historical Society will be presenting “Murder on Mann Hill” as part of its “What Once Was” series. The evening includes a presentation by historian Charlie Mock describing a murder that occurred in Holden nearly 70 years ago, followed by a delicious chowder supper. The event will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 5 p.m. at the Historic Holden Town Hall located at 723 Main Road in Holden next to Leadbetter’s. The presentation is free, and the supper is $5.00 per person. All proceeds and donations support the restoration of the Historic Holden Town Hall.
Charlie Mock, a local history buff, reports that he “accidentally stumbled across this story” while researching another presentation. As no one around town seemed to know about the murder he dug further to learn how a burglary, a Russian lumberjack, and a pistol under a bed pillow led to the point blank shooting of a deputy sheriff. Are you already intrigued? Well then you will have to stop by to hear the rest of this amazing piece of history.
The Holden Historical Society exists for the purpose of preserving and perpetuation of the collective memories of our community, engaging with and educating residents of (and visitors to) our community, and to serve as a community asset where members and visitors gather for fellowship and fun. The Holden Historical Society, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.