The Houston Farm
by Mrs. T.C. Houston
The T. C. Houston farm off Pine Street in
Contoocook was known years ago as the Cyrus Duston farm. The "big" barn
burned in April of 1908 and was replaced by a larger structure, the present
barn being 100 feet long and 45 feet high. It originally had a large ell
running toward the north which was taken down and much of the lumber used to
build the large porch which is on two sides of the main house. The smaller
barn which was once the horse barn, now used as garage, tool room and wood
shed, is better known as "the red bard" although it has been painted white
for years. The Houston's purchased the farm in October 1931. About two years
after, it became Houston's Dairy and for about 30 years many "Tookie"
children grew up on Houston's milk. "School bussing" has also been a way of
life here fore over 40 years.
I have enjoyed making this quilt square and have had some
help and many comments from husband, children and grandchildren.
Mrs. T.C. Houston
Bookkeeper and School Bus Driver