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Who said history was boring?

May 21, 2012 · No Comments

It all began one day when a question popped into my mind…..”why is our school road called Sweetwater?” So I thought, why not have some students do some research and bring their results to the public? One thing led to another and soon I was meeting with the great people at the Bedford Historical Society to see what artifacts and clues they had on Sweetwater. Last Friday students from Mrs Venuti/Larrenaga’s class joined me as “history detectives” at the historical society. The kids were very excited. We got to look at primary documents and real artifacts to try and piece together the Sweetwater history. Below are a few photos from our day. We are just getting started, and hope to create a website documenting the history of Sweetwater.

The once great Sweetwater Hotel

a student holds original tokens from the Bedford Railway

original ad proclaiming the power of the Sweetwater Springs

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