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The story of Clarendon's foundation occurred by happenchance after the unfortunate escape of Isaac Farwell's horse around 1810. Eldredge Farwell followed the animal's trail along the bank of Sandy Creek, eventually stumbling upon a waterfall at what was eventually referred to as "Farwell's Mills."
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Ballard, Matthew R., "Clarendon's Settlement, a Fortunate Stroke of Serendipity" (2018). Pioneer Record. 60.