Notes for Clarence Ridgway DUNFEE

Brynmore Road is a spot known as " Horse Heaven". When the townspeoples' horses died from age or disease, they had to be hauled away. A wagon was rigged up for this pupose. The back of the wagon was let down to form, a ramp and by means of a winch, the dead horse was jpulled into the wagon and transported to Horse Heaven. In this open space within the woods the carcuass was left to nature's scavengers, turkey buzzards or vultures. After the bones had been picked bare, they were thrown together in a pile and when there was enough for a load, the bones would be gathered up and taken to a mill where they were ground into bone meal. This is what Clearenc Dunfee did for a living. (Source from " A Story of New Egypt and Plumsted Township" by Dorthy S. Mount.

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