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Spring 2016 ~ READFIELD HISTORY ON THE MARCH…
Spring 2016
dates and subjects have been set for three Readfield History Walks and two
Maranacook Adult and Community Education (MACE) classes. Read more about them below and mark your calendars. To register for MACE classes call 207-685-4923 x
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Veterans Day - Friday, November 11, 2016
On Veterans Day - Friday, November 11, 2016 - there will be a special Readfield History Walk when we will remember our Veterans in a special way. If there are people in Readfield who wish to help plan that please be in touch with Dale Potter Clark crossings...
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Readfied History Walk #32 11/13/2015 ~ Tours of the Community Library / Surrier - Eaton House; Masonic Hall; and Readfield Grange
The final Readfield
History Walk of this year will take place rain or shine at Readfield Corner.
Walkers should meet at Gile Hall, 8 Old Kents Hill Road by 10am. From there we
will walk to the Readfield Community Library to begin phase one of a three part
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READFIELD HISTORY WALK #30 ~ SIMEON LADD; WILLIAM ELLIOT AND DUDLEY FOGG HOMESTEADS ~ OCTOBER 16, 2015
THIS HISTORY WALK IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF RUSSELL O. WALTERS OCTOBER 20, 1927 ~ SEPTEMBER 21, 2015 Upper Church Road abounded in farmland in the 19th and early to mid 20th century. Three abutting homesteads included those of Dudley Fogg, Simeon Ladd, ...
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READFIELD HISTORY WALKS 2016
History Walks and Maranacook Adult and Community Education classes are all behind us for 2015, but plans are in the making for more in the spring of 2016. If you are interested in knowing of plans as they evolve: Check this web site regularly for updates; S...
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READFIELD ORAL HISTORIES RECORDINGS AVAILABLE
NOW AVAILABLE - The last history walk for this year will take place on November 13th for the winter hiatus, but you need not stop walking into the past during the cold months ahead. You can listen to memories and stories of Readfield through the voices of s...
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SMITH, Ransford 1800 US Census Readfield (revised 10/262015)
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Smith was the eldest child of Ransford and Elizabeth Lambert Smith of Tisbury on Martha's Vineyard.  His two sons - Ransford and Abijah as well as his brother  Elisha came to Readfield about 1770 as well as his uncle  Mathias , and the family of...
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Readfield History Walk # 31 ~ Whittier Homsteads on North Road (Whittier Road) and Hike into Quimby Bog ~ 10/30/2015
In Readfield's earliest days the North Road was called "Whitcher Road" - the early spelling and pronunciation for Whittier. Moses Whittier and his sons Moses, Jr. Josiah and Beniah settled a significant piece of land in that area of town and four original "...
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IT'S TIME TO GET READFIELD HOUSE CIRCA SIGNS!!
Dale Potter-Clark and Bill
Adams have researched about 150 pre-1900 Readfield houses over the past couple of years
with plans to write a book. They would now like to see house circa signs on some
of those old homes and Dale has taken the lead in securing or...
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UPDATE!! Readfield History Walk #29 ~ 10/2/2015
Readfield History Walk #29 on 10/2 IS HAPPENING, but in view of this week's heavy rain we will not hike into Shedd Pond. So... STILL meet at Case Cemetery on route 17 in East Readfield by 10a.m; From there we will drive to North Manchester Meeting House and...
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I have been passionate about local history (Readfield, Maine) since I can remember. I come by this honestly through my mother's genes - this side of my family has lived in Readfield for 10 consecutive generations.
 
I have spent time - as much as allowed - on research since I was in my twenties, but as a working mother my time was limited. So, I continually had a hankering for more time to "dive in" full force. Now I am retired so I finally have the time I always yearned for, but it still does not seem like enough sometimes!
 
I have never been satisfied to gather just the names and dates. I enjoy weaving life stories as much as possible. When people I research have interesting stories to tell I end up writing 10-20 pages about them alone. Those and some other publications specific to Readfield can be viewed and purchased at www.readfieldmaine.blogspot.com Be sure to check that out - one may be your ancestor!
 
One of my dreams has always been to see that a history of Readfield gets done - there has never been a comprehensive history published. After giving it a lot of thought I decided the best approach is to research the early families who settled in Readfield. After all - the people are the town! I also made the decision to NOT wait until it is all done and publish a book, but to utilize the internet instead. This way, not only will the info I gather get out there immediately - but other family researchers who have additional info or corrections will be able to contact me. As a result, this work in progress has other benefits - there is no OMG I wish I had that info when I published my work! Using this avenue I can edit and add to it whenever it is needed / identified. www.readfield1791.blogspot.com
 
To augment my research and to instill / pass on what I have learned to others, I started Readfield History Walks. To see more about those visit my web site: www.readfieldhistorywalks.blogspot.com.
 
I hope you enjoy some of the work I have done. Perhaps you were even able to solve a mystery re one of your ancestors, your home or something in your neighborhood. I would love to hear about that if you have.