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Sturbridge in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Welcome to the Pasture Walk

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 20, 2018
1. Welcome to the Pasture Walk Marker
Inscription.

Daily work often took people away from
the farmyard to pastures and woodlots.

In spring, summer, and fall farmers and their children
drove animals to and from pasture.

In warmer months farmers made and mended fences
and cleared brush from the pasture.

In winter they harvested trees from their woodlot.

In summer and fall people of all ages
gathered wild fruit and nuts.
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[Background illustration captions read]
Boy Driving Cattle to Pasture from Jacob Abbott,
Rollo at School, Boston, 1839.

Children Picking Blueberries from Jacob Abbott,
Cousin Lucy at Play. New York, 1859.
 
Erected by Old Sturbridge Village.
 
Location. 42° 6.232′ N, 72° 5.809′ W. Marker is in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Touch for map. Marker and Pasture Walk are at the Freeman Farm, on the Old Sturbridge Village grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge MA 01566, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Smokehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Freeman Farm

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By William Fischer, Jr., May 20, 2018
2. Welcome to the Pasture Walk Marker
Freeman Farmhouse in background
(within shouting distance of this marker); An Open Landscape (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brooks Pottery Kiln (about 500 feet away); Today we see a different view. (about 700 feet away); Millstones (about 700 feet away); Controlling Livestock: The Town Pound (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Graveyard (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sturbridge.
 
Also see . . .  Freeman Farm at Old Sturbridge Village. (Submitted on June 18, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. AgricultureEnvironmentSettlements & Settlers
 
Welcome to the Pasture Walk Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 20, 2018
3. Welcome to the Pasture Walk Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 18, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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