The Fire Pit

The Fire Pit (HM28KN)

Location: Sturbridge, MA 01566 Worcester County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 6.408', W 72° 5.931'

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The fire pit was a familiar sight in the farmyard. When large kettles needed to be hung over a fire, the kitchen fireplace might not be big enough, but the outside fire pit was ideal. During spring, summer and fall, the fire pit provided hot water for laundry. It was a good location for seasonal jobs like maple sugaring, butchering, soap making or cleaning sheep's wool for spinning. Some families might also use a fire pit to dye yarn and cloth or to re-dye faded clothing.
[Photo caption reads]
Washing greasy sheep's wool before spinning was hot and smelly work.
[Background illustration caption reads]
Making Maple Sugar, 1847
The Pictorial Reader by Rensselaer Bently
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HM NumberHM28KN
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Placed ByOld Sturbridge Village
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Date Added Sunday, June 17th, 2018 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 739874 N 4665708
Decimal Degrees42.10680000, -72.09885000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 6.408', W 72° 5.931'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 6' 24.48" N, 72° 5' 55.86" W
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Area Code(s)508, 774
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd, Sturbridge MA 01566, US
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