Saturday, December 12, 2009

Settlement of Black Point, Maine

The Greater Portland Chapter of MGS will be learning about the Settlement of Black Point, Maine "Owascoago" 1605-1800 at its February 6, 2010, meeting.

Owascoag or "Place of Much Grass" was the Indian name for Scarborough. The settlement was also called Black Poynt by the English. Owascoag is the story of Black Poynt told in the settler's own words. Patricia found diaries, letters, depositions, court records, and other interesting material, giving a first hand account of life from 1636 to the 1750's. The material covers exploration, settlement, and the Indian Wars.

So mark your calendars and plan to attend now. Saturday, February 6, 2010, from 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 29 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

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