Mystery of Shawtown

Cellar Hole
Photo by Russ Nelson

Northern New England has many “lost” towns–settlements that existed and thrived for a period of time, and then, for a variety of economic, social, or other reasons, ceased to exist. One such lost town is an important element in Go With Me. More locally, there is Shawtown, a settlement that used to be found in Freedom’s northwest corner, whose location today is revealed by its cellar hole remnants.

On Thursday, October 14 at 7 pm at the Conway Public Library, Carol Foord will talk about Shawtown’s growth and eventual demise. Using slides and maps, Carol will lead a virtual tour of Shawtown, moving from site to site, just as the census taker in 1860 would have done.

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