August Hawkins and his sister Prudence around 1900


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Photo ID: 288
Name: Former Gerard House
Type: Historic
Date: January 1890
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br07.0-S
Inventory Name: Gerard House (now destroyed)
Address: N/S South Country Rd. west of Beaver Dam Creek
Source: Post-Morrow
Source Call Number: RG3 Series 1

Comment: Woman is Nettie Furman Valentine. In background is "Old Gerard House." Immediately behind Nettie is the "Lower" trout pond on Beaver Dam Creek. Notice how open the landscape is as compared to today -- then the land was all tilled farmland. On back of photograph: "Old Gerard house. This is only picture I know of showing home where Osborne Shaw's grandmother, Armanda Gerard, was born. EVB" The Gerard homestead and farm was on the west side of Beaver Dam Creek. The camera is therefore pointed west. Much of the site later was incorporated into the larger Andrews farm.

Date Entry Modified: 10/2/2008 12:00:00 AM