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Though Town Meeting doesn’t usually want for theatrics of some sort, there was perhaps no meeting so sadly dramatic as that in March 1964 when Selectman Frank Dears Henderson (±1901-1964) collapsed and died on the floor of the Town Hall auditorium after speaking to an article on the warrant. Attempts by Dr. Daniel Hiebert and others to revive him proved useless. He had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. A few days after his death, a memorial cortege made its way by Jeep across the dunes to the shack, now known as Kemp-Tasha, where Henderson had spent many days.

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