Jefferson Educational Society Presents: When Erie Was the Freshwater Capital of the World
Monday, Janaury 24
Lincoln Community Center Library
The Erie County Public Library is excited to welcome back The Jefferson Educational Society here at Lincoln Community Center Library on the fourth Monday evenings in January, February and March.
When Erie Was the Freshwater Fishing Capital of the World
During the early 1900s, Erie, Pennsylvania earned a national reputation for being the Freshwater Fishing Capital of the World. Tons of Lake Erie fish were delivered to downtown (and neighboring) docks each day from early spring until late winter. Before becoming a state park, Presque Isle played a significant role in the industry, housing a huge outdoor hatchery, several fish processing companies, and an ice-harvesting operation. This installment of the "Accident Paradise" programming series will outline those glory days and present the reasons for their demise.
- David Frew, Ph.D.
Lincoln Community Center
1255 Manchester Rd.
Erie, PA 16505
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