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This picture starts on the left with a small piece of my house - a 1743 antique farmhouse that is the oldest house in the neighborhood and the third-oldest in the whole town. It has a nice view of the main buildings of the farm we live on (my neighbors raise 400 cows), and also includes our wonderful Mount Holyoke, which anchors the neighborhood, the town, and the whole central Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts. In our neighborhood, the community is quite close-knit, even though the houses are spread apart. Former residents even come back (sometimes across large distances) for the annual holiday party.

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