"News & Issues" piece on Muriel Thissell Murphy of Auburn who inherited a 109-ac
"News & Issues" piece on Muriel Thissell Murphy of Auburn who inherited a 109-acre parcel of land on the Caribbean island of Saba in 1993. Her grandfather, Earl Thissell, of Lowell, Mass., developed the land as a sulfur mine in the 1890s but the mine was of little value, and he soon abandoned it. Prior to 1993, Murphy had no knowledge of the parcel. But a senator on Saba, William Johnson, spent 25 years researching it and finally located Earl Thissell's only known living relative. Except for a few acres she kept for her grandchildren, Murphy has returned most of the land to the people of Saba through the Saba Conservation Foundation.
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Carpenter, Murray, ""News & Issues" piece on Muriel Thissell Murphy of Auburn who inherited a 109-ac" (1999). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3555.