A Young Person’s History of Durham

Written by Deborah Bartlett and Illustrated by Mrs. Lizotte’s 5th Grade Class

The Palyground by Beth

The Playground by Beth

If you go to Durham Elementary School in Durham, Maine, you will see a maple tree on the playground. If you’re lucky, you’ll see a gray squirrel sitting among the many branches. If he is there, sit under the tree, close your eyes and listen very hard. You might be able to hear a tale of long ago because this particular squirrel is from a long line of historians who have kept track of this town’s history. His name is Freddy and what he likes best is to have someone listen as he tells a new generation of squirrels about the town. Let’s go sit under that tree and see if we can hear Freddy telling some of his stories.