Sabula Topic for Annual Dinner

January 16, 2011 at 10:08 PM

           “Sabula’s Secrets and Treasures” will be the topic of guest speakers Pam Kirk and Unju Jolly at the DuBois Area Historical Society’s Annual Dinner, Thursday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m. at the Ft. Worth Restaurant in DuBois.

            Kirk and Jolly will present a discussion of the tiny railroad and lumbering village that grew into the first local resort community. Sabula is not a natural lake, but was constructed to contain logs awaiting the early spring floods to carry them to the John DuBois lumberyard. Fill from railroad tunnels under construction at the turn to the 20th Century helped provide the breastworks for the dam.

            When the lumbering operations ended, the half-mile lake remained. Dozens of cottages grew up on the shoreline of the lake opposite of current route 255, which became the summer residences of DuBois residents, making Sabula the first resort area community in the DuBois area.

            The cost to attend the dinner is $17. The menu includes: roast beef us jus, meatless lasagna, parmesan green beans, honey glazed carrots, parsley potatoes, salad, bread, beverages, and dessert.

            Reservations for the dinner are needed by January 25. Reservations and checks made payable to the DuBois Area Historical Society should be sent to DuBois Area Historical Society, P.O. Box 401, DuBois, Pa. 15801.

            The annual dinner is the opening program of another busy year for the DuBois Area Historical Society. Upcoming speakers and activities include:  March 16 – Sean Craig, Photoshopping Your Old Photos, 7:30 p.m., E. D. Reitz Museum, DuBois; April 23 – Third Annual Spring Walk, during which Anne Young and students of DuBois Area High School’s Pupil Enrichment Program will unveiling their downtown DuBois walking tour; leaving from E. D. Reitz Museum, 11 a.m. May 26 – Galen Kilmer, DuBois Area High School Local History Projects, E. D. Reitz Museum, 7:30 p.m. June 4 – E. D. Reitz Museum open during Festival of the Arts, Downtown DuBois; September 10 – DuBois Area Historical Society Annual Open House, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Oct. 15 – Fourth Annual “Spirit of DuBois Lantern Walk,” TBA, 6 p.m. November 12 – Annual Luncheon, speaker:  John Shenkle, Sky Soldiers: Veterans of Air Combat, TBA.