Inkhorn brook Anna Lane
Updated: 3/31/2021
Inkhorn brook Anna Lane

Storyboard Text

  • In 1735 a surveyor named Rowland Houghton and some of his men came to Windham to survey the land.
  • OH NO
  • Houghton started his survey on the Presumpscot then he reached a brook, unfortunately the spring rains had made the once mild brook very difficult to cross.
  • FInally the men crossed the river, but with great difficulty and sacrifice.
  • Then they dropped their inkhorn in the brook! A inkhorn is a container that holds ink, it was made from the horns of cattle.
  • Lucky Houghton found another way to record his findings, however the inkhorn was never found.
  • Now we know that Windham that brook as Inkhorn Brook!