- Wed, Feb 4, 2009
Gazette & Courier - Monday, August 30, 1875
(Shelburne Falls) We have received from Mrs. Jerusha King of Hawley a very ancient barrel made from a hollow tree. It was made by Thomas King in 1712 and was used for holding the first corn raised in the town. It holds just 8 bushels.
Subjects: Farmers & Farming / Flowers, Food, History, Museums, Recycled Products, Shelburne and Shelburne Falls (MA), Trees, Women, Hawley (MA)