1. The Fiske Family
2. The Bennetts
3. The Dicksons
4. The Abbey
5. Landmarks and Personalities
6. The Great Road
7. The South Side
8. Merriams and Fields
9. Sold to Riley
10. Early Automobiles
11. The Dump
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curious eyes out. On the porch below the window was an antique settee, or settle, which had a certain historical significance as Lafayette is supposed to have sat on it on his way through town.
   One day I caught a glimpse of Billy White day-dreaming on      the porch beside this historic piece. "What fun it would be,"   thought I, "to pour some water out the window and wake him   from his dreams." So I quietly got the water pitcher and emptied   its contents in such a way that it would all land on the settle,        and give him a good scare without getting him wet. First there    was a great splash, then a loud scream. The water had landed      on Mrs. White who was lying on the settle.

   Continuing along the Great Road we soon caught sight of Dudeville, the old Augustus H. Fiske house on Concord Road. After my great-grandmother Fiske died in 1880, my grandparents took over Dudeville as a summer residence and, as already men-tioned, continued spending summers there until my Uncle Ned Dickson died in 1898. Afterwards the house was rented to        Mr. Charles Field, son of the Reverend Joseph Field, and in my childhood it was often referred to as a Field house.
   Fiske Street, which formed a triangle with Concord Road and  the Great Road, skirted the bottom of a steep knoll that had a lattice-work summerhouse at the top and an icehouse next to      the street, both leftovers from the Isaac Fiske estate. Often on     the night before the fourth, pranksters would uproot the summer- house and roll it down the hill until it came to rest against the icehouse. A few days later it would be rolled back to the top of   the knoll and reinstated on its foundation. It was finally de-  molished when Uncle Chandler Robbins leveled off the top of