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This photo was taken around the turn of the century and shows an old B & O steam train parked next to the Middlefield Depot, now used as an old-fashioned ice cream soda fountain. The train tracks were laid in the 1870s and the trains ran for more than 100 years through Middlefield, stopping in the early 1980s. Passenger service also operated here in the early part of the 1900s. Steam engines gave way to diesel engines in the early 1960s. The Depot invites you to stop in for some old-fashion soda fountain treats.
In the early part of the 1900s when downtown Middlefield still had dirt streets, everyone in town looked forward to Dicker Days. The town fathers would build livestock pens right in the street and farmers would bring their animals to town to sell, along with anything else they might want to get rid of. I am sure it must have been a forerunner to the Monday sale still going on today on Nauvoo road. As you can see how the people are dressed, it was a great social event too. The picture was taken on the south side of  East High Street, east of Route 608.
In the early part of the 1900s when downtown Middlefield still had dirt streets, everyone in town looked forward to Dicker Days. The town fathers would build livestock pens right in the street and farmers would bring their animals to town to sell, along with anything else they might want to get rid of. I am sure it must have been a forerunner to the Monday sale still going on today on Nauvoo road. As you can see how the people are dressed, it was a great social event too. The picture was taken on the south side of
East High Street, east of Route 608.

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