Cranberries by Highland Lake?

One of the reasons I wanted to start this blog was to share the excitement of new information that I get—often via my ace information gathering specialist, Cousin Cynthia.

Cynthia’s recent photo and information find came from a gracious couple, Mr. and Mrs. R.

Mrs. R remembers cranberries growing in the swampy part of land under the “thumb” of Highland Lake, as well as all along Highland Lake. I think it was in the 1930s or 1940s that Mrs. R. said they would pick the cranberries while they were green and lay them out in big pans from the boarding house and by Thanksgiving they would be red and ripe and they would make their own cranberry sauce.

My question is, does anyone know if in the mid-1800s there were cranberry bogs in the area by what was then Hagan Pond?

I hope someone reading this knows. I checked Quinlan and Child, but did not find any reference to cranberries.

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