We are saddened to learn of the death of Richard "Dick" Spaulding - a friend and neighbor well known in our area. Dick bought the Stone farm years ago near the cemetery on Cabot Plain, and built the Foster Covered Bridge in the field nearby. He was a generous supporter of the Town of Cabot and our Historical Society over the years. His mother, Merna Walbridge, was born at Maple Glen where the Burtt Apple Orchards are now. It was that connection that led Dick to rescue and renovate the Walbridge School that now stands at the corner of Cabot Plains Road and the Bayley Hazen Road. We will miss Dick's gentle humor and friendly manner along with his enthusiasm for preserving his family history. It is fitting he will be buried at Cabot Plain Cemetery near the farm he loved so much.
You will find more information about Dick, his family and preservation efforts on Cabot Plain at the Cabot Historical Society website.
We are well into August, and already we're thinking about fairs and fall events. Our 18th annual Cabot Apple Pie Festival will be here in no time, so crafters who may want a table should make their reservation now. Space is limited, and every years the event gets bigger. This is our one big fund raiser, and we hope you will plan to enter the contest and join in the fun. Mark your calendar. Click on the image to make it larger.