Inkhorn

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  • The sound of water is not helping!
  • Soon to be Inkhorn Brook in Soon to be New Marbelhead Spring 1735
  • We have to try to cross sir
  • This river seems to be too swelled to cross!
  • Soon to be Inkhorn Brook in Soon to be New Marbelhead Spring 1735
  • Alas, I know that what you say is true. We must try.
  • I got to go!
  • We must cross now or we will be behind schedule and the king, the leader of our government, will be upset. We must make these colonies!
  • Soon to be Inkhorn Brook in Soon to be New Marbelhead Spring 1735
  • Hey guys! Wait for me! I'm coming!
  • We should turn back
  • The current seems really strong...
  • Mr. Rowland Houghtan and his men are traveling around the area that is now Windham to survey for a new town. This new town will create space for people, jobs, and money. It will basically better increase the economy of the land. The geography of the land was tough especially due to the Spring weather. They came across a swelled brook.
  • Soon to be Inkhorn Brook in Soon to be New Marbelhead Spring 1735
  • Yay!!!!!!!!!!
  • Mr. Rowland Houghtan grew anxious because he knew that they had to finish surveying the land so that the colonists could enter. He had been working from dawn to dusk. Those hours may have been working culture for the colonists, but he was an established Englishman and surveyor. But, he had to get his work done.
  • Soon to be New Marbelhead Spring 1735
  • Oh dear, I appear to have lost my inkhorn. How will I survey this land now?
  • Sir, I told you not to bring your favorite inkhorn on surveys...
  • As the men tried to cross the river they were met with a dangerous swell. The areas dangerous geography of rivers, hills, streams, and forests were not to be messed with. While surveying he wondered if the area truly was safe. Especially with the rumors of Indians. But, someday this colony might be prosperous and famous. And he will go down in history for being the surveyor.
  • Inkhorn Brook in Soon to be New Marbelhead Spring 1735
  • What is this?
  • After many, many tries they finally managed to cross. They all felt triumphant in their success. For now they can continue surveying and meet their deadline.
  • As they continued on, Mr. Rowland Houghtan discovered that he lost his Inkhorn somewhere down the river. This was problematic because he needs take down notes on the land.
  • Hello, squirrel! I hope you don't have rabies!
  • And that is the story of how the Inkhorn brook got its name. By a man losing his actual inkhorn in a swell. 
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