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Bob Duchesne’s Wild Maine: Leonard’s Mills Sneak Preview [AUDIO]

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From 10 am. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (July 13-14), Leonard’s Mills in Bradley will  open its doors to the public for its summer celebration. Bob gives you a sneak preview of the weekend at one of the state’s oldest historical sites. It’s $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

Part 1: Linda Swift is the executive director at the Maine Forest and Logging Museum at Leaonard’s Mills Historic Settlement in Bradley. Here’s a preview of the settlement’s origins and a look inside its settler cabins.

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Part 2: Our next stop in the sawmill, where the massive water wheel is still in operation. The building, itself, is a piece of art. Swift gives us a look into the amount work that went into building the mill.

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Part 3: Axe throwing is one of the many attractions at Leonard’s Mills. So why did the settlement’s residents throw axes, anyways? Here are some answers.

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Part 4: In 1790, a blacksmith was an integral part of the community. Leonard’s Mills was no exception, and Swift takes us into the settlement’s working blacksmith’s shop.

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Part 5: You still have time to go to Leonard’s Mills for the summer celebration! There are 223 years of history there, and we could only fit so much into the hour. Here are the rest of the details, including how to get there.

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