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Maranacook Adult Education

Readfield History:The Beans of Readfield, Maine

with Dale Potter-Clark


Local historian and author,  Dale Potter-Clark, is a founding member of the Readfield Historical Society and co-leader of the Readfield history walks. Dale’s family has lived in Readfield for 10 generations.

The Beans of Readfield, Maine 

The Beans were significant landowners, manufacturers and farmers here 1780 into the 19th century. Their mills and farms were concentrated on and around 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”.  

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Location: MCHS

Registration: $12.50


  • Mar 26th, 2020
    Thu for 1 week from 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Maranacook Community High School


2250 Millard Harrison Drive
Readfield, ME 04355 Get directions

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