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Jefferson Educational Society Presents: When Erie Was the Freshwater Capital of the World

Jefferson Educational Society Presents: When Erie Was the Freshwater Capital of the World

Monday, Janaury 24

6-7:30pm

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.


 Advanced registration is required. Seating is limited to 20. To register in advance, please visit www.JESErie.org, or call 814.459.8000, or stop by the Jefferson’s offices at 3207 State St., Erie, PA 16508

Date:
Monday, January 24, 2022
Time:
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
LIN Community Room
Branch :
Lincoln Branch Library
Audience:
  Adults     All Ages     Seniors     Teens  
Categories:
  Lecture  
Attachments:

Event Organizer

Lincoln Branch Library

 

Address:
Lincoln Community Center
1255 Manchester Rd.
Erie, PA 16505

Contact phone: 814-451-7085

Contact email: lin@eriecountypa.gov

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