Stephen Scharoun, Masters degree in American and New England Studies, historical archaeologist ~
HOWARD LAKE, ESQ, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, KENNEBEC LAND TRUST ~
The Readfield Town Forest, now growing trees and hosting trail walkers, has a fascinating history as a Town Poor Farm. Dale has opened the door to an interesting period of life in our community. Histories are often about the winners and the famous but there are others who lived and died whose stories should be told. It is also interesting to see that although the cost of welfare is not an issue of recent vintage, we have come far since the days of putting the poor out to the lowest bidder!