Inkhorn brook Anna Lane
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In 1735 a surveyor named Rowland Houghton and some of his men came to Windham to survey the land.
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!