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About WellsWithin a year of its settlement in 1640 Wells boasted a mill on the Webhannet River and showed signs of becoming a flourishing trading port. Although it ultimately fulfilled its potential, Native American hostility made the village's first century precarious. Wells was one of only four English communities to survive the second French and Indian War, which occurred 1688-97.

Stubborn courage may have been at the heart of Wells' survival. For 2 days in 1692, 15 soldiers ensconced in the Joseph Storer House repulsed the attacks of 500 Indians and French. The house, south on US 1, still stands as a private home and business.

Wells remained primarily a fishing and farming center until the “discovery” of Wells Beach, Laudholm Beach and Drakes Island Beach by vacationers in the early 20th century. Since then visitors have thronged to the 7-mile-long strand to sun, swim and just relax. The town also is a popular shopping center with a variety of stores, shops and factory outlets.

Visitor Centers Wells Chamber of Commerce 136 Post Rd. Wells, ME 04054. Phone:(207)646-2451

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Wells, ME

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