Mr. & Mrs. Walter Kingston.Mrs. Kingston, born Alice McAllan, is of course the girl often mentioned as the first white child born in Mountain. The Kingstons lived for many years in the old stone house on highway W about a mile west of Mountain. The first house after you cross the river.
While going through the effects of my mother Fern Kingston of Mountain, WI, who passed away in October, I found this photo. The following is written on the back.
(Mt. Grade School. Teacher Florence Baldwin. Mother 2nd in back from right in dark dotted dress. Mary Thompson next to her.)
As I knew Mary Thompson as a child I am pretty sure she is standing to Grandma's right. No date is given but as Grandmother Alice (McAllen) Kingston was born in 1886, a fair guess would be about 1906 .
maple syrup on the Kingston farm. I certainly
have fond (sweet) memories of this work as a child. Shown
three generations of the Kingston Family. On the Left is
on the right Wesley, and behind Wesley is Wilbur. Supervising the whole
operation is Max the family dog. Making Maple syrup usually
in late February while the snow is still on the ground. The
should fluctuate between freezing at night and rise into the 40s during
the day. In those days we collected the sap from the bucket
to each tree by hand. One can see that this is an awful lot
when one realizes that the sap will be boiled down as much as 40 to
Plenty of fuel was always available in the form of scrap wood from the
saw mill operated on the farm.
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