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The History of an Ellington Farm

This 19th century photograph is of the Hyde Farm on Somers Road. The red brick house was built in 1812 or 1813 by Peleg Martin. On an 1869 map of Ellington, it is identified as the house of E. F. Hyde. Ellington Historical Society member Robert E. “B
This 19th century photograph is of the Hyde Farm on Somers Road. The red brick house was built in 1812 or 1813 by Peleg Martin. On an 1869 map of Ellington, it is identified as the house of E. F. Hyde. Ellington Historical Society member Robert E. “B

Earlier this year I posted a photo from Images of America, Ellington, by Lynn Kloter Fahy, on the Ellington Farmers' Market  Facebook page

 I was astounded at the number of likes and comments requesting more photos and information on the history of farming in Ellington.  As a result, we will be highlighting an Ellington farm each month on the Ellington Farmers’ Market blog.

Some of the farms we tell you about will have long ago ceased farming and some are still actively farming today.   Ellington’s rich agricultural history spans many generations.  The first blog is about the Hyde family farm.  Joanne Hyde Kummer, the last surviving family member to have grown up on the farm, shares some heart warming memories.  I hope you enjoy the blogs.

You can sign up to receive notification of new blog posting via email.  There is a link on the blog website. http://ellingtonfarmersmarket.wordpress.com/

Images of America, Ellington can be purchased at the Hall Memorial Library, Crystal Blueprint, Walgreen (Union St.) and at: http://www.arcadiapublishing.com/9780738538242/Ellington








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Jaimie Cura (Editor) February 18, 2014 at 09:11 PM
This is such a great idea and thank you for sharing this on Patch! Very interested in this and your future posts!
Dan Keune February 19, 2014 at 07:21 AM
The property and the home are on the market for $399,900. The home needs to be restored, but has the origional features and flavor that a historic home buyer would be looking for.

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