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Presentation – The Great Sheep Boom and its Legacy in Putney and Environs. January 12th at 4:00 p.m. Putney Community Center

Come to Putney Mountain Association’s Annual Meeting on January 12th at 4:00 p.m. to hear a fascinating presentation on the this area’s sheep boom. New England agriculture in the first half of the 19th century enjoyed its only period ever of true prosperity, an economic bubble that left physical and cultural legacies that still resonate today. It was built on sheep and the prodigious production of their wool. Steve Taylor, a farmer, writer, scholar of rural life in the Connecticut Valley and former longtime commissioner of agriculture in New Hampshire, will speak on this subject with a particular focus on the Putney area. Discussion immediately following.

The meeting is at at the Putney Community Center. Open to the public. All are welcome!
Light Refreshments will be served.