Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Ram

I've been photographing the weather vanes in the historic area of Nutfield, New Hampshire. Some are historic, others are just whimsical, but all are interesting! Nutfield used to be where Derry and Londonderry are located today, but also covered Windham and parts of Hudson and Manchester, New Hampshire. Today's weathervane is in Manchester.

Do you know the location of weathervane #86?  Scroll down to see the answer.




This ram weathervane is on display at the Millyard Museum in Manchester, New Hampshire.  It once stood atop the #1 Manchester Mill of the Amoskeag Millyard buildings.  This mill was built in 1855 and stood between 200 Bedford Street (the address of the museum) and 88 Commercial Street.  These mill buildings were textile factories, and the ram is a symbol of the woolen cloth once woven here.  The weathervane dates from the original construction date of the building.  It was once on display at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, but is now on loan to the Millyard Museum.

The Manchester, New Hampshire Millyard Museum 

 
To see the entire series of  weathervanes, click this link:
http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/search/label/Weathervane%20Wednesday

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Copyright 2013, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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