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Indian Bowl Given to Historical Society


   A Native American bowl made from stone, along with two pestles, has been given to the Old Saybrook Historical Society by Don and Linda Hunt.  Originally found by Ray Walz, Linda’s father, in the early 1940s while he was engaged in excavating work in Indian Town, the artifact has been kept in basements and garages since that time. Designed to allow for crushing or grinding corn into meal, the bowl and pestles were carried by the Natives from shore to forest whenever they moved their campsite.  Similarly, over the past 30 or more years it has accompanied Don and Linda Hunt as they moved from Old Saybrook to East Hartford to Portland and back to Old Saybrook. Historical Society president Marie McFarlin thanked the Hunt’s for their generous and thoughtful gift.  It will be placed in the Gen. William Hart House kitchen where it will be used to tell more of the Native American story. 

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Genealogy Roundtable,

 Third Tuesday of each month starting Sept. 16 for all levels of family historians and genealogists from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Stevenson Archives. Prifessional genealogist and Historical Society archivist Gregory Thompson moderates.

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