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From time to time, Red Hen shares musings from her new home-state explorations. Hopefully this will become a trend, as we love to see the world!

“On a ride this morning to pick up some nice antique oak store display counters for the shop we passed through the small Maine town of Dresden. This wasn’t my first trip through this town on Rt 27 going northwest out of Wiscasset, but this time I stopped to take a few photos.

At the intersection of Blinn Hill Rd there is a lovely old church that is well maintained. It reminds me of the German painted churches in the Schulenburg, Texas area. I marveled at the sign stating that St. John’s Episcopal church was founded in 1769! This is not terribly old for the area but Dresden is pretty far removed from the deep port in Wiscasset and does not directly sit on the Kennebec River, rather, it is off on a small tributary called the Eastern River. In fact, the Eastern River flowing into the Kennebec River goes out to the sea in the area of Bath not Wiscasset.

How did the settlers find this land and how did they decide it was hospitable? And why? How separatists must those French and German Huguenots have been? Lots of questions and a new lovely area to explore!”

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~Red Hen