Saturday, June 29, 2013

A Peek into History

The town of Hadley is small and sleepy, yet full of History.  Last week Josiah and I squeezed in a trip down to the Hadley Mill museum, which was open to take a look around.
There was an Thomas Edison gramophone, which truly played!  Absolutely awesome.

Lots of old farm tools.

Upstairs was also full of beautiful items; one a gorgeous dress from a wedding in 1935 with a photo next to it of the lady on her wedding wearing the dress.  Just gorgeous.

I love typewriters, and there was quite the collection here.

It is positively amazing the detailed work on the undergarments and dresses, and to think that it was done all by hand!

One of the main reasons for our trip down, was that we had been informed that the mill had a 1919 Paterson automobile on loan from the Sloan museum.   Absolutely drop dead gorgeous!

Josiah and I agreed that we REALLY wanted a car just like it, and hey, it was only $1197!  Such a deal! :)

On the way home we passed this little old Ford farm truck;  there you go Josiah, a Paterson for comfort and pleasure driving, and a Ford truck for all your farm work :)

Oh, and if anyone is interested, the Hadley mill is to be open on the 4th of July.  Stop by and take a peek into History!


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