Moving to the Valley


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Moving to the Valley

When Jonathan Hale first arrived on his acreage, purchased from the Connecticut Land Company, he found squatters who welcomed him with hospitality into their log cabin. Hale allowed the squatter and his family to take their time finding a new place to live, and eventually reimbursed them for the cabin. Beginning a new life on the farm took patience and hard work, especially in the winter months when the ground was frozen, days were shortened, and transportation slowed.

Image by Jim Schmidt / Courtesy of the National Park Service.


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