Maple sugaring in Colton

Maple sugaring outfit run by George Seaver and Morris “Buzzy” Hawley with borrowed horse. Pictured are the boys, the horse, their sugaring off pan, and a milk can full of sap. One spring the boys decided to try and make maple syrup to sell, so they went around town asking to tap people’s trees. They ended up making a few gallons of syrup. Circa 1940s. Photo is taken behind the Hawley House on Pleasant Street in Colton, NY.

Here’s a link to a related story. And, a modern day version of “in town” sugaring in this story.


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