Ridge (Ridgeville) 1877 - 1885


Mr. James Randall has traded his cow for a horse, and has sold his other horse

April 7, 1883
We have a very good teacher for our school this winter. The large boys have all left school now to begin farming.
Mr. Meulin is carting some lumber from Port Jefferson to build a shed and make an addition to his farm.
The farmers are all busy clearing up the hedges and fixing the fences. They have not plowed much as yet.

May 12, 1883
John Randall bought his farm again for $2,500.
Mr. Meulin has bought himself a new wagon.
Selah Randall has set out two hundred and fifty beach trees.
J.O. Randall has set out eight thousand strawberry plants this spring.

June 23, 1883
J.O. Randall has gone to raising geese, while C.J. Randall, having sold his colt, has invested in a fine farm horse. Fred Dickenson is here on a visit, while Nellie Randall has gone to teach again after a short vacation.
A Meulin has enlarged his house and also built a tasty wagon house, while a new barn is now rising in proportions. W. Woodhull is the artist.

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