H is for Horseshoe.............
A rusty old horseshoe was placed in the wet cement of this huge fireplace back in the late 1800's.
This fireplace now stands in an open field, as a fire destroyed the wood lodge that it was a part of many, many years ago.
The field and surrounding log cabins are now owned by the town and the grounds are considered public now, with marked trails through the woods, and fishing in the pond.
Seeing this shoe in the old field stone fireplace made me wonder what the story behind it is.
I am thinking that since horseshoes are known for good luck, perhaps that is what the owners were thinking when they put it there.
Perhaps it was a shoe from a beloved horse, or since it is a rather odd shaped one, perhaps that's the reason why it was placed there.
None of the original owners or their descendants are alive as this land was given to the town years ago, so I don't think we will ever know the story.
What do you think the story might be?
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