Every time I dig around here I find pieces of the past. Our home is built on the site of one of the original farms in the town. The farm back then was much larger than it is now but we have the old stone cellar hole that once was the farm house and main barn. We also have several cellar holes that were carriage houses and out buildings. We have a lovely metal frame to an old horse drawn carriage we dug out of the dirt.
The farm was owned by Lizzy Lane, thus the reason we call the farm Lizzy Lane, it simply has always been the Lizzy Lane Farm…We can use that name because the house was on the corner of our property along with the old hand dug well that still hold lots of good, clean, crystal clear, ice cold water even in the heat of summer.
Others have challenged and argued with the town and the Historical Society to use the name too because their land was once also part of the Lane farm. Their answer was no they could not, they didn’t have the farmstead property.
There is still the Joshua Lane Farm on the other side of town. They grow and sell Gladiolas each year. The Lane Tavern that is the home of the Historical Association here in town. That was a stop over for the stage coach run years ago. And there is the Lane Burial Grounds, the Lane Family Cemetery.
Here are some more treasure of current findings.
So what treasures did you find doing chores this morning?