Memories of Wilmot

Billy Buskin’s Bridle

Bridle of Civil War horse, Billy Buskin. The horse was Mr. Francis Chase’s saddle horse he rode all through the Civil War. Mr. Chase was a wagon master of an ammunition train. The horse was given to Mr. Chase by the government when he received his discharge. The horse lived to be over 30 years…

Team bell

Looks like it is from a rescue vehicle. Probably French in origin with writing: 1878 SAIGNE LEGIER /CHIANTEL FONDEUR embossed with acanthus leaf flower blossoms and cross (like the Red Cross). Rim is missing on one side.

Cow bell

Cow bell — hung around a cow’s neck in order to help locate the animal by the noise it makes. 

Wooden Snow Roller Model

Wooden model of snow roller with metal accessories and trunk seat with lid made by Irving Dodge and presented to the Historical Society.  Note the oil well on the hub for lubrication.  See newspaper clipping with photo dated circla 1920 (76.010.02) and note from Irving identifying teamsters who worked the snow rollers in Wilmot. (76.010.03).

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