Petroleum Byproducts in History!

“The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” ― L.P. Hartley, The Go Between Asking questions of loved ones often leaves us with surprises. You don’t always get the answer you expect to receive. (And real surprises can end in divorce) One such...

Speaking of History

Seeing as it it American Archives Month, we last regaled you with some of our intriguing artifacts. We do hope you enjoyed viewing some of the three-dimensional items from our archives. This week we thought we’d showcase something a bit different. Oral Histories....

Getting down to earth in Red Creek

One treasure in our archives is a scrapbook by a local resident. It is a veritable wealth of local information, as it is predominantly from the Hampton Bays News. This newspaper was published by our former Police Chief, Mr. John Sutter. While flipping through one of...

The Wheel of History

After a volcanic eruption – from Mt. Tambora, in Indonesia, in 1815 – led to massive failure of crops worldwide in 1816, The Year Without a Summer, resulting in the massive death of horses, a replacement for the trusty steed was sought.  The two-wheeled,...

The Squires Who Got Away

Who has ever heard of Norman Jairus Squires? Very few today, I bet. He was a Squires who got away. Norman was born in Good Ground on October 5, 1941, at the homestead in Squiretown. The homestead is still standing. It’s the blue house on the west side of Red Creek...