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When They Burned Peat in Middleton

SC001.1962.052.187.002 (RS13071)

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Collection Name
Old-Time New England
Collection Code
SC001
Dates
1962
Date Notes
Volume 52, Number 187 (Winter, 1962)
Abstract
Peat is normally associated with Ireland, where it is still used for fuel. But as early as 1790 to as late as 1870, peat was used in New England as an inexpensive source for heating. Essex County, for instance, once had no fewer than 21,000 acres of peat bog.
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Collection Type
Serials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Article ID: 94
GUSN
169718
Reference Code
SC001.1962.052.187.002

Record details

Originator
Lura Woodside Watkins (Author)
Publisher
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities
Publisher Series
Old Time New England
Place of Publication
Boston, Mass.
Publications Referencing This Collection
(1962). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

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