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    Historian and professor Emerson Baker organized the "Forgotten Frontier" exhibit with curator Nina Maurer at the Counting House Museum. It brings attention to the rich early history of Maine and New Hampshire.

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    The spoon at left is marked with the monogram "HLC" for Humphrey and Lucy Chadborne. It is one of only five known surviving silver spoons made by the first silversmiths in the English colonies, Hull and Sanderson. The spoon was found at the Chadborne archeological dig site in South Berwick by Emerson Baker.

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    "Forgotten Frontier," an exhibit at the Counting House Museum in South Bewick, includes artifacts excavated from the remains of sawmills, taverns, farmhouses and ships in southern Maine and Seacoast New Hampshire.

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    A die used in games of chance in local 17th-century taverns. The people living along the Piscataqua River at that time were diverse and un-Puritan.

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    Curator Nina Maurer among some of the museum's books and files.

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