August Hawkins and his sister Prudence around 1900

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Photo ID: 297
Name: Memorial Cannon
Type: Modern
Date: 24 Oct 2002
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br06A.1-S
Inventory Name: Valentine's Corner (Memorial & Fire Place Parks)
Address: South Country Rd. and Fire Place Neck Rd.
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: photos/021024/P1010013

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Photo ID: 298
Name: Memorial Park Cannon
Type: Modern
Date: 24 Oct 2002
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br06A.1-S
Inventory Name: Valentine's Corner (Memorial & Fire Place Parks)
Address: South Country Rd. and Fire Place Neck Rd.
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: photos/021024/P1010014

Comment: Miller House (Br30C) is in the background.

During the protests to the Vietnam War, this cannon was exorcized by the Elders and Pastor (the Rev. Charles Kellogg) of the South Haven Presbyterian Church, which created considerable controversy in reaction, not unlike the community divisions that were occurring through the country.

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Photo ID: 303
Name: Cannon Plaque
Type: Modern
Date: 22 May 2004
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br06A.1-S
Inventory Name: Valentine's Corner (Memorial & Fire Place Parks)
Address: South Country Rd. and Fire Place Neck Rd.
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: photos/040522/IMG_1037.JPG

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Photo ID: 337
Name: World War Memorial
Type: Post Card
Date: About 1946
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br06A.1-S
Inventory Name: Valentine's Corner (Memorial & Fire Place Parks)
Address: South Country Rd. and Fire Place Neck Rd.
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: Personal Collection

Comment: Post Card dated October 3, 1946

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Photo ID: 391
Name: Memorial Cannon
Type: Historic
Date: abt 1922
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br06A.1-S
Inventory Name: Valentine's Corner (Memorial & Fire Place Parks)
Address: South Country Rd. and Fire Place Neck Rd.
Source: Post=Morrow Historical Collection/Van Lith
Source Call Number: F14Cannon2.jpg

Comment: This picture shows the World War Memorial cannon as the monument was originally erected, predating the newer concrete platform and chain which now surrounds the memorial.

In the background is the Miller House (Historic Site ID Br30C).

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Photo ID: 392
Name: Early Memorial Cannon
Type: Historic
Date: 18 Jun 1922
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br06A.1-S
Inventory Name: Valentine's Corner (Memorial & Fire Place Parks)
Address: South Country Rd. and Fire Place Neck Rd.
Source: Post Morrow Historical Collection/Van Lith
Source Call Number: F16Cannon4F.jpg

Comment: This photograph also shows the original design of the World War Memorial cannon. The photograph is dated 18 June 1922.

In the background is the Valentine house (Historic Site ID Br30B)

Date Entry Modified:
Photo ID: 299
Name: Memorial Park
Type: Post Card
Date: abt 1915 (Cannon Plaque erected in 1920)
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br06A.1-S
Inventory Name: Valentine's Corner (Memorial & Fire Place Parks)
Address: South Country Rd. and Fire Place Neck Rd.
Source: Richard Beyer
Source Call Number: photos/Beyer2004/CannonCornerAbt1915

Comment: Looking south. South Country Rd. curves to the right; Fire Place Neck Rd. straight ahead. Just visible at left is one of the Miller barns (Br30C). To structure just visible to the right is probably the Brook Store (Br07). The cannon is visible; cannon plaque was erected in 1920. Unknown is whether plaque was erected at same time as cannon was placed.

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Photo ID: 301
Name: Valentine's Corner looking east
Type: Post Card
Date: Uncertain. (Post mark Aug 25, 1922. But no Monument)
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br06A.1-S
Inventory Name: Valentine's Corner (Memorial & Fire Place Parks)
Address: South Country Rd. and Fire Place Neck Rd.
Source: Post-Morrow
Source Call Number: RG3 Series 1

Comment: The house in the background to right is the Valentine House (Br30B). Just visible in the background to the left is the Ketcham House and farm (Br06A).

Date Entry Modified: 1/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 300
Name: Brookhaven Park
Type: Modern
Date: 24 Oct 2002
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br06A.1-S
Inventory Name: Valentine's Corner (Memorial & Fire Place Parks)
Address: South Country Rd. and Fire Place Neck Rd.
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: photos/021024/P1010011

Comment: This "vest-pocket" park is on the east side of Beaver Dam Creek at Valentine's Corner. In the 18th century, it was likely the location of a small mill. Later it bacame part of the Miller farm, and was likely one of the Miller's trout ponds. We often think that fish farming as a relatively modern development, but it has a long history. The earliest records of fish farming date back thousands of years to China where carp, a freshwater species, was raised in ponds. In time, the practice spread to Europe where farmed species like tilapia, turbot, cod, sole, catfish, and sturgeon, were raised in ponds and land-based tank systems. The sale of trout was likely a significant source of income to the Miller's.

Date Entry Modified:
Photo ID: 302
Name: Brookhaven Hamlet Park
Type: Modern
Date: 23 Nov 2002
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br06A.1-S
Inventory Name: Valentine's Corner (Memorial & Fire Place Parks)
Address: South Country Rd. and Fire Place Neck Rd.
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: photos/021123/P1010011

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Photo ID: 73
Name: Beaver Dam Creek (adjacent to Brook Store)
Type: Modern
Date: 25 Apr 2003
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br06A.1-S
Inventory Name: Valentine's Corner (Memorial & Fire Place Parks)
Address: South Country Rd. and Fire Place Neck Rd.
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: 030425/P4250020

Comment: Looking south. The Brook Store is to the right.

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