3 November: The Grant Farm

While tanning and lumbering may comprise the more dramatic aspects of production in 19th century Bleecker, farming was the far more common one, with most Bleecker families making a living through tilling the stone-ridden soil. Join us for our final public program of the year on Monday, November 3rd, when BHS member Kathy Evans will present a program on Bleecker agriculture with a special focus on the Grant Farm, her own place of residence. The farm (on today's County Road 125) is located at “groud zero” for the settlement of Bleecker. The property surrounds the first Bleecker cemetery, and the original farm property extended to both sides of the road and very likely included the site of the first structure built in Bleecker, a substantial grist mill built by Captain William Chase in 1804, just east of Lindsley Corners and on a North Branch of the Stony Creek, in an effort to attract settlers to buy land and farm in Bleecker. Our meeting begins at 7pm, the program at 8pm.

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