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This is the first sketch on the wall of Deacon Pease Clark and his wife. They and their son and his wife set off up the Kennebec River in 1762 and landed on the wild shores of what is now Hallowell. They had a piece of a land grant from Plymouth colony and decided to venture here to start a new life and new town. The senior Clarks were in their late 50’s, not what I think of as the intrepid young explorers.

Here I will show them pushing their boat up on to the shores with the untamed woods behind them. You can see more about Deacon Pease Clark’s story here:


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