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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Stewart Farm on Harsens Island

Today our excursion desires led us to Harsens Island to explore Stewart Farm, a Michigan Historical Site. Dating back to 1815, it is the oldest operating farm on the island owing its name to the original owner, New Yorker Harvey Stewart. He married the granddaughter of Jacob Harsen, who had settled on the island in the 1700's. Owner Bob Williams invited the public today to walk the mowed paths in his 53 acre woodlands and meadow paradise to view the birds, wildlife and the gorgeous array of wildflowers.

1 comment:

  1. This looks so peaceful with alot to do. I can only imagine chickens pecking in the yard, an old tire swing and supper on an old wood cook stove. It brings me back to my youth, 40 some odd years ago.

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