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Favorite thing: Autumn leaves brighten our fall days...even when there is a bit of rain. Taking a jaunt north on RTE 146 to Lincoln, Rhode Island, we come upon several historic houses and a black smith shop around the area of Great Road. The first stone house had several activities on the grounds including open fire cooking, indian drumming, and a sales table with apple pies, cider, peanut butter cookies, and Pumpkin bread. Of course we had to bring some of the treats home with us. There were costumed guides to talk about the house as well as others who were demonstrating rug hooking, spinning, quill pen writing, and basketry. Everyone was very talented and it was fun to discuss their crafts with them.
It seems there was a man who won a lottery in the 1800's and built a wonderful house in Lincoln. He brought his fiancee to see it and she exclaimed she could never live so far from Providence and civilization! He never married, but lived out his days in his wonderful stone mansion.
Next stop the blacksmith shop. It was a woman stoking the fire! She was busy with some hooks to hang plants on a porch. Not as authentic as we've seen in the past, but it was amusing to the visitors.

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  • Updated Oct 5, 2008
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