Transcribing this book was a long and tedious task, for which we are grateful to Ellie Flint, a faithful volunteer.
Copies of the actual book may be found in the Northern New York Agricultural Musem at Stone Mills, NY, used with the permission of Marguerite Raineri, Director, and in the Lyme Heritage Center collection at Chaumont, NY, used with the permission of Phyllis Putnam.The accompanying map is presented with the cooperation of Mrs. Rainieri and Jon Holcomb.
In 1918, The AMERICAN AGRICULTURALIST, a familiar periodical in most of the farm homes of Jefferson County, both at that time and much later published A Farm Directory and Reference Book for Jefferson and Lewis Counties. It was an ambitious project, aimed at listing every farmer and locating them on a map pasted inside the back cover of the hard cover volume. We have no idea how the information was obtained, and checking on the few farmers that we knew personally, we find it accurate.
While the information in The American Agriculturalist, a little newspaper-like publication, covered topics of interest to farmers of the northeast, your coordinators remember most"Eastman's Chestnut" and "The Song of the Lazy Farmer", regular features by the editor, Mr. Eastman.
The information in this Directory is arranged as follows:
NOTE:The map is being scanned, and will be uploaded as soon as we receive it.
Explanation: After the name Adams, Samuel (Edith), 1 ch, "Fosseledge farm," farmer (milk, hay, grain), s milk, O141a, R1, Rosiere, P.O. Cape Vincent town, T, appears H17. Now refer to map and you will find that the road numbered 17 in Cape Vincent township is the road upon which Mr. Adams has his residence. By this plan you can locate any farm included in this book.
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