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The History of Hunter Tavern

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This slideshow recounts the story of Topsham's 18th c. Hunter Tavern, once the oldest building in town and a popular stop for travelers.

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Adam Hunter came to Topsham as a youngster more than three centuries ago. He became one of the most prosperous of the early settlers. He and his wife, Mary, took in travelers while raising 10 children. One of their sons, John, was born in Topsham in 1743. Like his father, John served as a town official in 18th century Topsham. Their Hunter Tavern on Foreside Road became a local landmark. By the late 19th century, it was one of the oldest houses in town. In 1962, the National Park Service conducted an architectural assessment of the historic building. Soon after that it was town down. Local historian Jym St. Pierre recounts this colorful history in a detailed slideshow.

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