Wolfe, Linnie Marsh
find the bones of an Indian Chief, and things like that. But mother would never let that mound be touched, or
those trees be cut. So, that is where the farm gets its name. But just the same none of the neighbors ever called it that, and they would not know what you meant if you spoke about it.
For none of the neighbors called their farms names. We were the only Scotch family there. [The] [rest]
were mostly “down-east Yankees.” So the name was never used. It was never used when I grew up. I just have a faint remembrance of the name which your letter brought to mind.
If you will read a first several pages of this carbon copy you will find a lot about that farm, and are welcome to use anything that is of use to you.
On page 4- [about] you will find about the little spring and the “pool” in the woods which I think is what my uncle called
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