Friday, September 14, 2018

Readfield History Walk #49 ~ Whittier Cemetery and "W Corner"

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018 10am-12noon
In this history we walk will walk "W Corner" and visit Whittier Cemetery on South Road (intersection South / Tallwood / Beaver Dam Roads). W Corner has been dubbed that by Readfield historian Dale Potter-Clark because in the earliest days of Readfield's history the Waugh, Whittier, White and Wyman families all lived there or in close proximity. The 1791 town meeting, when Readfield voted to separate from Winthrop was also held at one of the "W" farms. The Townsend Farm, Beaver Brook Tourist Home and Sir Charles Hotel (later known as Tallwood) were also in this neighborhood. Our guest host this time will be Bill Rourke, who resides on "W Corner" and has lived there for most of his life, as did his parents and grandparents. During his lifetime he has lived in Tallwood Farm, the Whittier homestead and Beaver Brook Farm. We will meet by 10am in the yard by Bill Rourke's barn off South Road. Contact for directions if needed. No registration or fees, although donations to Readfield Museum in the Streets project fund c/o Readfield Historical Society are appreciated. Please mark your calendars for Oct. 5th, 2018 at 10am. You will not want to miss this one!