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Agriculture/Business

The agriculture collection includes farm equipment and tools specific to dairy farming, and field crop implements specific to hay, rye and corn.  Among their many interests, Phelps family members were active dairy farmers well into the twentieth century; 100 tons of hay and two tons of rye were among the property lost in the great barn blaze of 1896.   The business collection represents the wide variety of interests that created and maintained Simsbury, including implements and artifacts used on canal boats, by physicians, and in law offices. 

 

 

 

 

 
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