.By Chip Gates, H.O.B.O. Historian
It was not a dark and stormy night. Fact is, it was a beautiful, albeit slightly warm, spring afternoon, the Sunday before Memorial Day, 2015. My entourage consisted of my dear Aunt Marie DiGiorgio (Area 2) and two of her teenage grandsons, Noah DiGiorgio and Nate Leopold. Armed with picks and a metal detector, our quest that day was the possible recovery of artifacts left behind from the old railroad line that used to go to the river.
A little history on that line is in order before we go further.
In the story about Rushton, we learned after the Civil War William Wadsworth had one of the largest sawmills in the state, this being at the town of Rushton.