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The corn lands of the Indians, whose home was between South Fish and Pine lake, were distinctly visible in 1836, and the finding of Indian curiosities, so-called, was by no means uncommon. The first school-house, built of logs, was in the neighborhood of David Aldrich, and the first teacher was Miss Janette Baldwin. John Houston, Esq., now a prominent citizen of Fredonia, then a stripling, was Miss Baldwin's esquire in reaching her home on Palmer's plains, at the close of her school on each Saturday. These journeys were on horse-back, and the route traveled an old Indian trail. By way of dispensing with the attendance of John upon these occasions, calico rags were attached to the brush at convenient distances on either side of the path. This circuitous road led over, or rather, through some miserable marshes. The south part of the town is hilly, and abounds in small lakes and marshes. Palmer's plains, on section twenty-four, and the plains on the west part of section twenty-three, are not excelled in beauty or fertility by any lands in the county. The balance of the town is rolling and productive. Lyon, Cedar, and so much of Brace lakes as lie in this town, are beautiful sheets of water, and abound in fish. In some of them the fish commissioner has deposited white fish, and I think, trout and shad.

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