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Winter sport on a cutter, from the popular artists Currier and Ives

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An excerpt from The Livingston Republican from December 1857 that shows how decisions of local court cases were broadcast to the public.

An image of the old Livingston County Courthouse, which stood 1823-1897

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Family plot located at Evergreen Cemetery, Springwater NY. On the back side of Peabody's monument is verse adapted from Thomas Jefferson's deathbed letter to his daughter, Martha Jefferson Randolph: "Farewell my dear family adieu / The last pangs of…

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One of many other "Eighty-Niners" or "Sooners" who were part of the land rush to formerly Native American territories, Peabody had to live on this location long enough to establish a claim. It was granted on 4 June 1895.

Records of wages paid by Peabody for help on his farm

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This map was made to show the approximate route that Sheffield Peabody traveled in 1889 to Oklahoma territory.

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Showing the township designated 014.0N - 003.0W, this map of "Indian country" prepared the way for white settlement of tribal lands. The 160 acres claimed by Sheffield Peabody is at the upper right of the map.

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T.S. Baldwin's "Practical Telephone Hand Book" was one of many introducing the new technology to Americans

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Held in Buffalo, NY, the wonders of Niagara Falls electricity were shown via 240,000 lightbulbs
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