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October 25, 2012

Program on JB Creighton

EPPING – Join your Epping Historical Society friends and neighbors on Thurs., October 25, at 7:00 p.m., for a program that takes you back to the early 19th century. George Walker will share his research on the life of J.B. Creighton who lived in Epping from 1810 to 1824 and operated a mill on the street known today as Mill Street.

The program will be preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a Society business meeting. Refreshments and a social hour will follow the program.

The life of J.B. Creighton provides a fascinating glimpse into early 19th century Epping life. Commerce had begun to play a bigger role in the town’s activity. Agriculture and timber were still king, but manufacturing and real estate transactions had begun to play a larger role in the daily lives of Epping residents. J.B. Crieghton’s woolen mill on the banks of the Lamprey River provides a good example of just how this commercial activity evolved.

This program not only highlights manufacturing in early Epping, but also demonstrates how waterpower was so crucial to this early activity. Researching this program led George Walker to learn how water rights were shared amongst landowners along the river. He also will reveal the exact nature of a “tenter bar.”

The program also offers a unique look into the soul of an early 19th century man. Mr. Creighton wrote an autobiography and this text provides much of the material for this program, including many insights into the mind and daily life of an early Epping resident.

The program is free and open to the public and will be held at the Society’s 11 Water Street building.

For additional information, contact the Epping Historical Society at 679-2944.

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