Indian Hemp Dogbane: A Local Plant With an Interesting History by Eric Nelson
Indian Hemp Dogbane (Apocynum cannibinum) is a plant species found in Cheshire that was used by Native Americans as medicine and as material for making thread, twine and rope. A. cannibinum is a native perennial 3-5 feet tall with paired oval to lance-shaped leaves 2-4 inches long and with terminal greenish-white 5-lobed bell-shaped flowers. Its long narrow […]
Lock 12 Historical Park
Cheshire’s Lock 12 along the Farmington Canal. This is one of the few restored locks on the Canal, which was in existence from 1828-1848. The Canal ran from New Haven, Connecticut to Northampton, Massachusetts.