To all Historically-minded people of Troy: Here I am, entering my seventieth year yet still enjoying life, mirth, and interesting people. I've crested a summit where I can see an element of understanding only visible from this vantage, that of 'historical perspective.' My 'perspective' has shown me that when life and times of existing generations are not recorded, they are forgotten.
Actually, it was a HYDRANT SYSTEM! Just over a hundred years ago, nearly everyone in town had their own well, or a neighbor’s, to provide water for household usage. In those days, heating and cooking needs were generally met by wood or coal stoves and fireplaces, with the result that building fires [houses, barns, shops, mills, etc.] were an all-too-common problem. The local fire company—equipped with the town’s man-powered pumper, hoses, and assorted nearby ponds—was often hard-pressed to deal with these frequent emergencies.
The Troy Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, March 19, 2009. We will have a Pot Luck Supper at 6:PM to kick off a new year. Please bring a casserole, salad, or dessert and enough place settings for the number of people joining you. We look forward to dining with you.