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Jean Kanter Klothe’s recollections of life on her family farm during the early 20 century. A vibrant German community in Rockville originated from skilled immigrants who came to work in the mills and left their mark on the city. Notes for a walking tour of the mills along the Hockanum River in Rockville are accompanied by a map showing the names and dates for the companies that occupied the buildings. Grange Historian Geraldine Strong chronicles the establishment of the Grange in Vernon and its role as a social organization for farmers and their families. An overview of the origins of several mill villages that once existed in town with mention of Vernon's early industrial innovators. Native resident Hazel Lutz described the businesses on Market Street in the early 20th century. Market Street was eliminated during urban renewal in the 1960s. In the early 20th century, several major league players played for local mill teams in between regular season games. Municipal Historian Dr. Abbott outlines the history of the house nominated as a Local Historic Property. Harriet Gunther discusses life on the Gunther farm on Route 30 in the early 20th century and describes several barns that have stood on the property. Coal once provided heat for homes and energy for cooking. Working with this dusty and dirty fuel was a common part of early 20th century life. Telephone service came to Rockville in 1881 and had expanded to business and residential subscribers in town by the end of the 19th century. Common in Rockville, telephone service expanded out into rural Vernon. Private lines replaced party line by the middle of the 20th century. A collection of arrowheads at the Museum are a reminder of the local Native Americans who used to live near Snipsic Lake and farm in the flatlands in the area. Still done on a limited basis, haying represents a link to Vernon’s family farms of the past. The article describes the process of growing and harvesting hay which provided the farmer with a major source of food for livestock.