The Most Valuable And Productive Farms Section - In The Book:
The New Century Atlas Of Cayuga County, New York - 1904 - Page 123

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VENICE, NY

THOMAS S. MITCHELL

14th FARM ON PAGE 123

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LITTLE SALMON CREEK FARM is located on the State road from Aurora to Moravia, the former six miles, the latter ten miles, and Auburn fifteen miles distant. It is owned by Thomas S. Mitchell, whose postoffice address is Poplar Ridge, and consists of two hundred and twenty-five acres. The farm is noted principally for its fine dairy of thirty cows, and general stock raising. The dairy products are conveyed to the creamery at Poplar Ridge, three and a quarter miles distant; there is something doing also in hay, grain and sheep growing. Daniel Merritt was the previous owner, the title passing from him to Arthur M. Cook, and from the latter to the present incumbent in 1887. Mr. Mitchell is a native of Scotland, born in 1828, settled in America in 1873, and married Miss Barbara Grier, also of Scotland. Their family consists of thirteen children, five sons and eight daughters. This farm has an abundant supply of fruits comprising an apple orchard of five acres and other varieties consisting of plums, pears, cherries and small fruits. This is one of the best stock farms in the town of Venice, it is ably conducted, its buildings and all other improvements are kept in good repair, and the buildings receive their water supply from wells and there is a never-failing spring used for stock purposes, there are two brooklets crossing through the east and west part of the farm. The timber is mostly second growth of which there is about ten acres.

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