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The Old Casey Farm at Saunderstown, RI - 1909
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Post Card sent to Mrs. A. M. Bryant in Attleboro, Massachusetts with nice example of a Saunderstown Duplex cancel. The message reads:

I am 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.

Casey Farm 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 and flowers. 

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.

VIEW: Saunderstown Map and Casey Farm Location 

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