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“That celebrated school”: The story of how Arthur Hoyt almost went to West Point

Arthur Hoyt's lost opportunity to attend West Point is a case study in "father knows best."
Recent Posts By Heather Harrington Associate Librarian Arthur Wellesley Hoyt was born in 1811, the first and only son of Epaphras and Experience Hoyt of Deerfield, Massachusetts.… http://historic-deerfield.org/blog/celebrated-school-story-how-arthur-hoyt-almost-went-west-point/

The Restless Surveyor

Epaphras Hoyt was never idle - and surveyed many places, from Massachusetts, to Maine and Connecticut.
Recent Posts By David Bosse Librarian and Curator of Maps Rarely was Epaphras Hoyt (1765-1850) of Deerfield idle. When not attending to his duties as postmaster, or register of d… http://historic-deerfield.org/blog/restless-surveyor/

“Why Does Sap Flow?” Epaphras Hoyt Knows!

Deerfield resident Epaphras Hoyt endeavors to find out how sap flows from the maple trees in the village during the late 1830s and examines some interesting theories.
Recent Posts By Heather Harrington Associate Librarian   Epaphras Hoyt (1765-1850) was a curious man. He was a surveyor by trade, a military historian by choice, and a student… http://historic-deerfield.org/blog/why-does-sap-flow-epaphras-hoyt-knows/