By Dennis Montgomery
1607 vividly tells the tale of the founding of Jamestown, recounting the placement of the unique Indian population, the arriving of the British settlers four hundred years in the past, the development of town, and smooth excavations on the web site. alongside the best way, we meet such usual figures as King James, John Smith, and Pocahontas. We additionally stumble upon unusual episodes of cannibalism and skullduggery, heroism and romantic love. The e-book is a compilation of articles from Colonial Williamsburg journal.
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63 Hallack and Alma Cole bought the Oak Glen Ranch off Deer Springs Road in 1924. Originally the site of the Uhland homestead, the road was built following the streambed, which ran through land formerly named Uhland Canyon. Beginning in 1932, the Coles began raising turkeys and would open Coles’ Turkey Ranch, seen here, a staple for local families’ Thanksgivings. The Mahr family owned one of the first poultry farms in the San Marcos area. The Mahr poultry farm consisted of 100 acres just south of Discovery Road, purchased in 1914.
This baling crew is in the process of raking hay into piles after it was cut by a horse-drawn mower. Seated in the tractor is chief engineer George Witty, husband of Rosa Lee Borden. Described as “short and feisty,” Witty was blind in one eye but was still allowed to drive a piece of heavy agricultural machinery. 52 Pictured here on the Eliason Ranch, the Nordahl steam engine and threshing rig is in full operation. The threshing machine separated the grain from the husk, then cleaned and stacked the grain.
Pictured in 1918 from left to right, Joseph “Ed” Bucher, Gertie Bucher, Ida Nordahl, Alice Bucher Nordahl, and Ella Nordahl stand in front of the Nordahl residence before a Sunday church service. Built by Joseph “Ed” Bucher in 1895, the Bucher-Grangetto House once stood off Nordahl Road on the Buchers’ 20-acre farmland. Later bought by the Grangetto family, the house was moved to 961 Richland Road in 1983, where it stands today. This photograph shows where the house stood just prior to being moved.