Saturday, November 29, 2008

A display in the visitors center at Batsto Village. The Miller family and its descendants worked at Batsto for three different owners of the town. Batsto was a company town, with the workers all living in company owned homes, being paid in company script, and shopping at the company store. 

For 92 years the owners were a different family, the Richards family. Building # 4 in the model was the Richard's mansion. The smaller brown buildings were the workers homes. In 1876 Joseph Wharton purchased the property. More about him in a future post.

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