The Prairie Community Library is the recipient of a book written by author Rex M. Dye, titled “Dreams Became Realities,” Memoir of my father Perl H. Dye.
Vice President, Laurine Nightingale accepted the book on behalf of the Library board at a book signing event in Grangeville last week.
Rex describes his father as a loner who did not join organizations or participate in many social events, but worked long hard hours to support his family while realizing his many visions that contributed to the betterment of Grangeville.
One of Perl Dye’s vision was to bring an airport to the Camas Prairie which did become a reality. He also owned the first airplane and was the first pilot in Grangeville. The story tells of how the entire family worked to keep the plane in good condition and how it was sold and eventually ended up in Hollywood.
The book is a wonderful tribute to a man who contributed so much to Grangeville and the surrounding area.
The book has been placed among the many Idaho history books the library has to offer and may be checked out to anyone holding a library card.
Stop by and see the new expansion of the library and what it has to offer the community. There is something for everyone.