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Highlight for album: Methodist Parsonage History
Methodist Parsonage History
The History of the Methodist Parsonage and photos in the album are all courtesy of Sally Sweet who researched it: Guy L. Butler purchased the land from his parents, Betsey B. & Henry A. Butler in March 1899. He then built the house and in 1900 it appears on the Grand List. In 1916 he sold the house to Frederick & Emma Thompson from Hartford, Connecticut and in January 1918 they sold it to the Trustees of The Methodist Episcopal Church. In May we had a wind and rain storm which took some of the slate off the roof and loosened some. You guesed it, the roof leaked, which then lead to water damage upstairs. Instead of repairing the lath and plaster, repainting the ceilings and wallpapering the walls, we had Mark Irish gut the upstairs. On the interior of the exterior walls were many initials, names, drawings, etc. If the walls could only talk. Friday we will have an upstairs that has insulated walls and new sheetrock ready for paint.

Last changed on 09/30/07. This album contains 13 items.
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Highlight for album: Stone Walls Of Wilkins Road
Stone Walls Of Wilkins Road
John & Fern Rainville have made approximately 128 acres of the Rainville Family Farm their retirement home. Nestled in the woods, land has been cleared and stones meticulously piled to make up over 2000 feet of beautiful stone walls. Some larger stones have also been put in places to make the area a wonderful relaxing place where they can sit in their back yard which overlooks the family farm with a beautiful view of Georgia Mountain. When I asked John how much time he thought he had in building these stone walls, he told me in the seven and one half years, he estimates about four months - Building stone walls is indeed a unique retirement hobby.

Last changed on 09/30/07. This album contains 23 items.
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Highlight for album: Storm Damage Photos - August 29, 2004
Storm Damage Photos - August 29, 2004
This Album Includes Photos Of Local Storm Damage In Fairfax along with the rescue of Elaine Kirkpatrick. Tony Audet was working on Elaine's roof and got stranded when Stones Brook jumped its banks - Photos of the rescue are courtesy of Mike Cain of The Fairfax Fire Department - While the rescue photos were being taken, Jesse Fleming was standing next to Mike Cain with a RESQ Disc (a disc with a rope attached to it) in case someone fell into the water and was swept downstream. Meanwhile Steve Bessette was standing by at the base station getting updates on the weather. As a note of interest, when Elaine Kirkpatrick had to be rescued because of high water in 1982, Lucien Hayes was one of the Fairfax Firemen helping with the rescue. 22 years later, Lucien's son, Justin, was part of the rescue team

Last changed on 09/30/07. This album contains 39 items.
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Highlight for album: History Of 9 Fletcher Road Lot
History Of 9 Fletcher Road Lot
Al Weldon has been doing some genealogy research on his wife Joyce Kendrick Weldon and found that her family built three houses on the lot now occupied by Phyllis Soule at 9 Fletcher Road. The history of this lot has been traced way back to the original township map. The farm originally belonged to Jasper Farmer, one of the towns first settlers. It was then sold for taxesby Joseph Beeman, Collector on February 18, 1808 to Lester Grosvenor, Jr., and said to have contained 25 acres. It was leased by Lester Grosvenor to Ephraim Butler, December 21, 1818. Ephraim Butler deeded to E. S. and J. C. Butler, the whole of his home farm containing 110 acres on February 20, 1847. Jed C. Butler deeded his interest in his father's home farm (conveyed by last mentioned deed) to Orion W. Butler on September 22, 1848. Orian W. Butler deeded his share to D. A. Shepardson, September 26, 1876. David A. Shepardson deeded to Betsey B. Butler on September 26, 1876. Betsey B. Butler and E. S. Butler now owned the farm jointly. On October 21, 1889, Ezra S. Butler deeded to Betsey B. Butler all that part North of the road commencing at the corner of Mill and Main Street running easterly on the highway 10 rods to a stake and stones running thense Northerly nearly parallel with Mill Street, 25 rods and 3 feet to a stake and stones, thence running Easterly in a straight line to a stake and stones on the line of L. B. Hunts farm, thence Northerly on L. B. Hunt farm line to Fletcher road, on said road to F. F. Wilsons (heirs) lands, around said Wilsons lot to Mill Street and place of beginning. Betsey B. Butler deeded to Ezra S. Butler, October 21, 1889, all that part South of the highway and a small piece North of the Highway. Ezra S. Butler deeded to John E. Kendrick on May 31, 1900. Lester Grosvenor bought several pieces of land which were all sold for taxes February 18, 1808 and some of them I think adjoined the 25 acres I mention first but there were not a part of Jasper Farmers land, having been the property of other first settlers of the town. The map would make this plain to you. According to the map the Farmer land seems to be what you occupy at present with some additions

Last changed on 02/20/08. This album contains 4 items.
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Highlight for album: United Church Not So Silent Auction
United Church Not So Silent Auction
People enjoyed the music of the Foothills Fogies along with food provided by the Ladies of the United Church at the Not So Silent Auction held at the United Church on the corner of River and Fletcher Roads today, February 3, 2007 between 2 and 4 p.m. There were lots of exotic services and items to bid on ranging from organic garlic from Fred Griffinís garden to a massage by Eva Paquin, fabric from Guatemala, custom made pizzas by Barbara Murphy along with many other things. Friends gathered, visited and generally enjoyed each others company as they sipped on a cup of coffee and grabbed some of the goodies on the table. Didnít know everyone, but everyone was very friendly and obliging as I went around and took photos between 2 and 2:45.

Last changed on 09/30/07. This album contains 15 items.
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