1886 Bradley Boarding House

Bradley Farm Boarding House, Isaac M. Bradley, Proprietor

    6 miles from Shohola. Conveyance, $1 each. Accommodate 35; 22 rooms; adults, $5 single; $1.50 per day.

    Center of trout, perch and pickerel fishing. Boats free. Deer, bear, partridge, rabbit, woodcock, wild pigeon shooting. Deer-hounds and setters furnished; $2 per day. Croquet grounds. Meet parties at Shohola when notified. Headquarters for sportsmen. Fresh vegetables, milk, eggs and butter. Guides obtained. —Erie Railway Brochure, 1886.

Isaac M. and Joanna Brown Bradley and their children were country neighbors of the Leavenworth Family, and lived on property which had access to Washington Lake from the northeast.

Letters indicate that Isaac M. Bradley had built a house for his family during the Civil War.

Isaac M. and Joanna Brown Bradley had 7 children—Amelia, Viola, Mary Francis, Isaac N., Lottie, Atwell, and little Nora—all play a part in this story.

Isaac M. Bradley was a farmer. In 1880, Isaac had 70 acres. (He was listed with 368 acres in 1875). He had 3 milch cows which produced 300 pounds of butter. His 20 poultry, or at least the hens, laid 100 dozen eggs.

Isaac had 2 acres planted in buckwheat, 5 acres were planted in Indian corn, and 1 acre was planted in Irish potatoes.

The Bradley farm had 60 apple trees. His hives produced 50 pounds of honey and 3 pounds of wax. Isaac owned 2 horses and 1 mule.

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