Dearborn in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Each member of the Daggett family played and important role in producing food, clothing and other goods on this Colonial farm.
In order to provide for his family, Samuel Daggett did a variety of things. He worked the family farm, built houses and made furniture. His wife, Anna, spun yarn, made clothing, fed the animals and taught their children how to read and write. Like other families in this area of Connecticut, the Daggetts used, sold or traded items they made for those they needed.
Built in 1754 in Andover, Connecticut.
Erected by The Henry Ford.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1754.
Location. 42° 18.193′ N, 83° 13.32′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on Maple Lane, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dearborn MI 48124, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Noah Webster Home (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edison HomesteadThomas Edison’s Menlo Park Office and Library (approx. ¼ mile away); Sir John Bennett Jewelry Shop (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wright Cycle Shop (approx. 0.4 miles away); Armington & Sims Machine Shop (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hanks Silk Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Smith Creek Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
More about this marker. This marker and the building it identifies are found in Greenfield Village, a outdoor historical museum/park, located at 20900 Oakwood Boulevard in Dearborn, Michigan. The road names use on this page are those found inside Greenfield Village and are for pedestrians use only (except for the occasional Model T running around).
Noah Webster Home
Also see . . . My Chance to Reenact 18th Century History at Dagger Farm - Extreme Ancestry. The Daggett Farm is a working farm from 18th century colonial Connecticut that reflects the Puritan lifestyle of the Samuel Daggett family. Everything – from the architecture of the house to the period costumes to the food for lunch you’ll see cooking on the open-hearth – is designed to give visitors a snapshot of daily life around 1760. (Submitted on November 11, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 452 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 11, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.