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The Beans of Readfield, Maine

The Beans of Readfield, Maine

Mar 26, 2020
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Maranacook Community High School, Millard Harrison Drive, Readfield

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The Beans were significant landowners, manufacturers and farmers in Readfield from 1780 into the 19th century. Their mills and farms were concentrated on and around Main Street and Thundercastle Road, but some lived on Kents Hill and near Readfield Depot too. At one time Torsey Pond was called Joel Bean’s Pond and nearby was another small mill pond called Bean’s mill pond. They built many beautiful stonewalls, dams and foundations that have endured for two centuries. They also had their share of tragedy. Come and learn about “The Beans of Readfield, Maine”. Dale Potter-Clark, presenter. To register contact Maranacook Adult and Community Education at 207-685-4923 ext.1065. (photo is of Judge Emery O. Beane of Readfield, ME)