Thursday, July 8, 2021

History Walk #59 to include unveiling of SIX historic signs

On Saturday, August 14th, during Readfield Heritage Days six historic site markers will be unveiled. Folks can either walk along with Dale Potter-Clark as each unveiling is done, or attend those of particular interest:

1. 9:00 a.m. Readfield Community Library at their book sale at the Readfield Fire Department.

2. 10:00 a.m. Union Meeting House, 22 Church Road. Meet inside the meeting house for this unveiling.

3. 11:00 a.m. Old Fairgrounds , Church Road. Four signs will be unveiled here. Three in the parking lot and one on the “Upper Fair-grounds Trail”. These signs will cover the time span 1812-2021; from 1812 when militia musters were first held; to the Kennebec County Agricultural Fair; and the Readfield Grange Fair to and through the evolution to what is there today.

4. 11:30 a.m. the sign at Upper Fairgrounds Trail will include information about the race track where sulky races, horse and oxen pullings and other events were held. An oxen pulling demonstration will be held then also, with some of the original pulling stones, to an area prepared for a special display.

The pulling stone event is made possible by a 
Maine Bicentennial Grant from the Maine Arts Commission.

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