When They Burned Peat in Middleton

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1962

GUSN

GUSN-169718

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Description

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.

Details

Additional Identification Number

Article ID 94

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1962.052.187.002

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.

Date Notes

Volume 52, Number 187 (Winter, 1962)

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Record Details

Originator

Lura Woodside Watkins (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1962). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England