Friday, July 07, 2006

Penope Farm: Agricultural Heritage Preserved Penope Farm: Agricultural Heritage Preserved

Agriculture is such an important part of the region around Cambridge, as demonstrated by the fact that Rice Seed Company packaged seeds that shipped all across the country, and America's first steel plows were designed and manufactured in Cambridge, NY. Dick and Polly McGuire, third generation farmers at Penope Farm, are making a wonderful effort to keep an historic record of the agricultural history of the region with a collection of agricultural equipment displayed in the farm’s original barn. Penope Farm is located north of Cambridge. For more information or to schedule a visit to the museums at Penope Farm, contact Dick at (518) 854-3143.

The August 2006 issue of "Farm Collector" magazine has a wonderful article about the McGuires and Penope Farm (by Oscar H. Will III) that is available online at:

Preserving the Past at Penope Farm

What a wonderful treasure in our own backyard! Here's an illustration from the article, part of a fascinating gallery illustrating some of the great archive at Penope Farm:


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