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Local pioneers referred to the town of Hamlin as the "Black North" because of the thick growth of trees and swamp-like conditions that existed there. These surroundings, however, did not deter many vigorous settlers from moving into the area and making homes. Those who stayed and cleared the land found that the soil, in addition to the area's climate, were ideal for farming. Agriculture became the prime pursuit of the town's residents.
Cutting ice from a local pond. The ice would be used to keep produce fresh and cold
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