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Oxen at Bishop House, Nut Plains Road

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The inscription on this photo reads "Oxen in front of the Edward Bishop House." Based on information on an Historic Resources Inventory form (see below) this home appears to be what is more commonly called the "Justin Bishop House" at 77 Nut Plains…

Haying on the Davis Farm

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Robert and Eliot Davis loading a wagon with salt hay, probably at the foot of South Union St. Salt hay was an important agricultural crop in the 19th and early 20th centuries and was still harvested as late as 1976.  See Lindsay (1976) below.

Cloverdale Farm Wagon

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Elmer Wilcox and delivery wagon at Cloverdale Farm.

Early Training

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It is believed that the man on the right is Clare Potter. The identity of the boy on the left is less certain, but it may be Dan Rossiter. Mr. Potter, who lived in North Guilford, was famed for sharing his knowledge of farming with the younger…

Heading Into Town on Boston Street

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The inscription on the photo reads "Heading Into Town on Boston Street with the Thomas Griswold House circa, 1905." The Griswold House is on the right of the photo. The photographer, Charles Hubbard, is a well known Guilford artist.

Sleigh on Whitfield Street

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Grocery shopping with a horse-drawn sleigh in downtown Guilford after a 1934 snow storm. A massive coastal storm hit eastern Connecticut on Tuesday, February 20, 1934. After the storm, William Dudley took Clapboard Hill women downtown to pick up…