Post Card sent to Mrs. A.
M. Bryant in Attleboro, Massachusetts with nice example of a
Saunderstown Duplex cancel. The message reads:
having a fine time. With Love From Edna.
There several working
farms located throughout southern Rhode Island. One of the more
picturesque is the Casey Farm located on the old
Boston Neck Road in Saunderstown.
is a 300 acre working farm owned and operated under the auspices
of the Society for the Preservation of New England
Antiquities. The farm overlooks Narragansett Bay and
consists of 300 acres with fields, barns, stone walls and the
family cemetery, where six generations of Casey's are buried.
There is also a House Museum and hiking trails.
The Casey Plantation
was originally built in 1750 and during this period, the Casey
family operated the farm with slave labor, producing food for
both the local and foreign markets. During the American
Revolution, the farm suffered from neglect and after the war
ended, it was operated by tenant farmers. Beginning in the mid
1850s, the family started to make improvements to the farm;
continuing to lease it to tenant farmers, but retaining two
rooms for their own personal use.
Today the farm is operated
as a Community Supported Agriculture Program and
resident farm managers raise organically grown vegetables, herbs
The Casey farm is open to
the public from June 1 to October 15 during the
hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
During the 1950's and
early 1960's, the tenant manager was an old timer named
Archie. I don't remember his last name. One of the young
ladies I dated at the time, boarded two of her thoroughbred
horses at the farm. They were show horses used for equestrian
jumping and I thought the saddle she used was kind of silly, but
not being suicidal, I never told her that.
Saunderstown Map and Casey Farm
Saunderstown Postal History Pages