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Jake’s topic this week is Natural Resources.

My favorite natural resource is trees. I absolutely love old trees. Next to my neighborhood they are taking an old farm and renovating it into a new senior center. One of the most precious natural resources of the old farm is its trees, which are hundreds of years old. They planted a lot of new bushes and trees as part of the renovation, but preserved some of the old trees that were still healthy.

Old Tree at Sachem Rock

Old Tree at Sachem Rock

Old trees show a life lived and have character, just like human faces, don’t you think?

The Satucket River winds through the woods around the farm-turned-senior center, another natural resource that originally made the land very desirable. This piece of land was settled early in American history. It was “purchased” by some of the first European settlers from the Native Americans who lived there in 1649; there’s a monument on the property on top of a giant rock. “Sachem” is the word designating a Native American “chief” or leader.

Sachem's Rock

Sachem’s Rock

The natural water was one important reason why certain pieces of land were desired when the Europeans first came to America. The abundant rocks in the area were another natural resource used by the farmers to make walls around their property and build structures. All these natural resources made the area great for farming and a perfect place to make a home.


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