Milton Historical Society to present research on Milton Dairy Farms
Maritta Manning Cronin will share her research of the dairy farms in Milton including the Manning family farm Thatcher Farm. Cronin, with her siblings, Joe, Harriet and Peter, are the 4th generation to work and live on the property.
The advent of train service to Boston in 1841 to Reedville, in 1847 in Lower Mills (Milton Village) and 1867 in East Milton, afforded Milton residents ease in commuting to Boston and less time to tend to farming chores. This decreased the number of family owned cows and solidified the dairy farms providing milk to Milton residents. Cronin will focus on the dairy farms in Milton in the late 1800s and early 1900s. On display will be the old milk bottles from some of those farms.