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The Sotherdens Part IV

 

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REMEMBERING CLAY:  TheSotherden Beginning

 

As we patiently await the grand opening of the freight Yard Brewery Tap Room to be located on the property of the Old Sotherden Mill, let’s go back to the very beginning to see how it all evolved.  James Sotherden was born on November 11, 1815 in...

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Early Postal System

 

We Americans take for granted our mail system.  Mail a letter anywhere in the US and  it will probably get to its destination the next day.  Clay had some early Post offices.  But first a little background on the first Cabinet Postmaster General, Gideon Granger.

 

On a recent trip to Canandaigua, New York, we had...

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Hamlet of Euclid*

 

Even to this day, Euclid retains many of the original structures of the days that it was a bustling neighborhood with many enterprises.  When Clay incorporated in 1827 from the Town of Cicero and the Town of Lysander,...

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Crops on the Sotherden Farm

 

As I look around at the flooded fields in the northern part of Clay, I wonder when and how will the farmers plant.  Although I see some other fields with plastic covering the early crops. Is it good to plant...

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French and Indian War

The French and Indian War was between France and England from 1754 to 1763 over control of the colonies and territories. It was part of larger global war called the Seven Years War.  It started when the colony of Virginia claimed land in present day Pennsylvania occupied by the...

Remembering Clay:  Carl Sotherden's Memoirs

March is almost here and thoughts of spring and planting are even stronger, so let’s do some more remembering with Carl of his life on the dairy farm on Caughdenoy Road. I thought it would be fun to think back and tell about some of the trials and tribulations of the Sotherden family as far as I can remember. I do not wish to imply that we...

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Reminiscing with Carl Sotherden

 

Now that the holiday season of 2018 is over and we are almost at the end of January of 2019, thoughts go to planning for...

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Clay Sauerkraut History

Around 1900, the original company was owned and named for Jacob Weller, who dismantled the building located in North Carolina and set up his sauerkraut cannery on Route 31 in Clay at 8599 Weller Canning Street, still in existence. It was located behind the Clay Hotel. Another cannery owned by Ward Moulton of Phoenix joined him near by a...

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Clay Settlers-Influence of Natives (Part II)

For the 100 years from the time the Palatines landed on Nutten’s Island until their descendants migrated to Clay, they faced many challenges. Johann Conrad Weiser remarried and had eight more children. His son Conrad, from his first wife, grew rebellious longing for knowledge. He added English to his German, then...

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