The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #2656954
Posted By: Amos
15-Jun-09 - 11:30 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
The word does not come from alcoholic vendors, Ye Ninnuye!!
The place was founded in 1763 by Israel Higgins and John Thomas, merchants and fartmers from Cape Cod; the community was incorporated in 1796 as Eden, after Sir Richard Eden, an English statesman. In the 1840s, its rugged maritime scenery attracted the Hudson River School and Luminism artists Thomas Cole, Frederic Edwin Church, William Hart and Fitz Henry Lane. Inspired by their paintings, journalists, sportsmen and "rusticators" followed. Agamont House, the first hotel in Eden, was established in 1855 by Tobias Roberts. Birch Point, the first summer estate, was built in 1868 by Alpheus Hardy.
The "Bar" is an island which protects, or bars, the harbor, appropriately named Bar Island.