Beginning next week (Jan. 19), The Windham Eagle will inaugurate a new series of articles on the history of Windham and surrounding region. The new feature, called, “A Matter of the Historical Record”, will run bi-monthly and highlight the fascinating events and unique characters that gave birth and spurred the growth of a tiny settlement on the east shore of the Presumpscot River, first known as New Marblehead.
The stories will reveal the resilience and fortitude of our early pioneers, conflicts with the Sebago natives, the town’s transformation from agricultural and manufacturing to tourist mecca; and the courage and determination of the men and women who made it happen.
The series will begin with a two-part feature on the native population that inhabited the area before and after Windham’s first settlers.
The series will be researched and written by The Windham Eagle staff writer Walter Lunt.