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Stories written about Exeter people and places


The stories listed on this page are just a few of many tales written by J. Earl Clauson for the Evening Bulletin newspaper of Providence, Rhode Island, under the heading “These Plantations”, and later collected into a book of the same name that was printed in 1937 by The Roger Williams Press (E. A. Johnson Company).

We've chosen to post the ones that tell about people and places in Exeter, from a very distant time. While reading them, keep in mind that although the historical accuracy may be grounded in fact, these tales may have been embellished by the author, as is often the way with story-telling!

Within some of the stories are original drawings by Milton Halladay and Paule Loring. We hope you enjoy them.