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Shaker Credit Report

Transcribed by Bruce R. Tucker of the Alfred Historical Committee Lawyer Samuel Came did local work for the R.G.Dunn collection agency...

Samuel Wormwood’s Travail

By Bruce R. Tucker, Alfred Historical Society The summer of 1812 found Samuel Wormwood, joiner, of Alfred with little to do. Samuel was...

That Noble Threshing Machine

by Bruce R. Tucker of the Alfred Historical Committee Seldom, when we grab a bag of flour or loaf of bread off the supermarket shelf, do...

Ike Whitten

by Bruce R. Tucker of the Alfred Historical Committee Isaiah Whitten leaned heavily on his hoe and gazed across the fields, sweat running...

Griffin's Family

by Bruce R. Tucker of the Alfred Historical Committee Local legend says that Eliphalet Griffin, local blacksmith, was hastening to...

Alfred Embroidery Mill

by Bruce Tucker, Alfred Historical Society The concept of having an exotic manufacturing facility like an embroidery mill in Alfred is...

I Hear the Trains a-Coming

By Bruce R. Tucker, Alfred Historical Society The arrival of the railroad in Alfred was an eagerly awaited event. There were few things a...

Alfred’s Bank

By Bruce R. Tucker, Alfred Historical Society At the close of the 18th century, Alfred began to feel growing pains. It had evolved from a...